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Welfare / Safeguarding

Welfare covers a wide range of issues including safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults, anti-bullying, equity, poor practice in coaching, and disciplinary and grievance matters.

Welfare at Queen’s Park Harriers


At Queen’s Park Harriers, we provide a safe, friendly, inclusive and accessible environment for everyone to discover enjoyment from running and athletics, and to develop and achieve their full potential. We believe that welfare is the responsibility of everyone at the club, and expect our members, coaches and parents/carers to contribute to this positive environment.

​Our core welfare values:

  • The welfare of the child, young person or vulnerable adult is paramount.

  • All young people and adults have the right to protection from abuse or bullying.

  • All our young athletes and adults are expected to show respect for each other.

  • All suspicions and allegations of abuse, bullying and poor practice should be escalated and will be responded to.

​When to raise concerns:

  • If a young athlete or vulnerable adult is concerned about someone’s behaviour towards

  • You are concerned about the behaviour of someone towards a young person or
    vulnerable adult.

How to raise welfare concerns:

Parents/carers, young athletes, or volunteers should discuss any concerns with:

Queen’s Park Harriers follows the welfare policies, procedures, and codes of conduct of
England Athletics and UK Athletics

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