Junior safeguarding

We have put the necessary arrangements in place to keep you safe and protected.

Safeguarding Concerns?

If you have a problem, don’t keep it to yourself!  Are you worried about any of the following?

  • I think my coach is bullying me
  • Another adult at hockey is bullying me
  • Another member of my team is bullying me
  • One of the volunteers is threatening me
  • An adult is making me do things which I know are wrong
  • Someone is touching me and making me feel uncomfortable
  • Someone is constantly teasing me, shouting at me or kicking and punching me
  • Someone is making suggestive remarks or asking me to do things of a sexual nature
  • Someone is acting in a way that makes me feel lonely, upset, unsafe or embarrassed.

If the answer is YES – Don’t keep it to yourself – ask for help.

Who can I talk to?

Your Club Welfare Officer is: Cath Dockley cathdockley.cd@gmail.com or 07738 022212. Cath has completed Safeguarding & Protecting training and an NSPCC accredited Time to Listen course.

It can sometimes be difficult to speak to an adult about how you are feeling.

You might think that an adult will not understand. THEY WILL LISTEN

You may think that they will not believe you. THEY WILL BELIEVE YOU

You may be scared that they will tell other people who you do not want to know. THEY WILL ONLY TELL SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP

You might think they have not got time to talk to you. THEY WILL ALWAYS MAKE TIME TO TALK

It’s better to talk to someone.

Ignoring your worries or concerns could make them worse.

Talking to someone will begin to tackle your worries and concerns.

You only have to share information that you want to share.

Telling someone will begin to help you.

What will happen if I talk to someone? Our Welfare Officer will know what to do and how to help.

Confidentiality

Our Welfare Officer cannot promise to keep the information you share a secret. However, she will keep it CONFIDENTIAL. This means that they will have to tell only the person or people who can help.

When you talk to the Welfare Officer, ask her to explain who she needs to speak to and why. This may include Social Services or the Police in an emergency if our Welfare Officer thinks you may come to more harm or are in danger. This is to help you and ensure that you are safe.

Other sources of help, advice and support
Childline0800 1111www.childline.org.uk
NSPCC0808 800 5000
(free 24 hour helpline)
www.nspcc.co.uk
Police999
Samaritans116 123
(free any time, from any phone)
www.samaritans.org
Bullying UK0808 800 2222www.bullying.co.uk

You might like to read and maybe download this guide from England Hockey to give you more helpful information.

Policies and Procedures

We apply policies and procedures based on England Hockey recommendations aimed at ensuring that you are safe and enjoy your hockey.

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