Safeguarding

Kings Heath Pickwick HC adopts England Hockey’s Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Hockey Policy, Procedures and Guidance to ensure all those in the hockey family have a safe and positive experience.


WE WILL DO THIS BY:

  • Recognising all young people participating in hockey (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have the right to play in an environment free from poor practice, abuse and harm.
  • Ensuring all people who work in hockey at, or for, our club (including staff, officials, volunteers, team managers, coaches) have a responsibility for safeguarding young people and understand how the safeguarding policy and guidance applies to them.
  • Ensuring all individuals working at, or for, the club are recruited in accordance with England Hockey’s recruitment guidance.
  • Ensuring all individuals working within hockey at, or for, the club are provided with support, through education and training, so they are aware of and adhere to England Hockey’s Code of Ethics and Behaviour.
  • Always approaching safeguarding with a young person perspective, ensuring the individual’s wellbeing is the prime focus.
  • Ensuring that the responsibility of determining whether or not abuse has taken place, lies with child protection experts, however it is everyone in hockey’s responsibility to report concerns.


WELFARE OFFICER

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s participation in hockey, please contact the club Welfare Officer who is responsible for dealing with concerns and working with England Hockey’s Safeguarding team for those of a more serious nature. All concerns will be taken seriously and treated in the strictest confidence.