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Our Commitment To Your Welfare
Skelmersdale Running Club aims to create an environment where you feel safe and can participate in club events without being subject to any form of harassment, bullying and verbal or physical abuse. Skelmersdale Running Club takes the welfare and wellbeing of its members very seriously.
Skelmersdale Running Club have two England Athletic trained Welfare Officers who will endeavour to ensure its members hold ourselves to the highest standards.
We believe that your welfare is the responsibility of everyone at the club.
Skelmersdale Running Club implements UK Athletics and England Athletics' guidance to have the people, policies, and procedures in place to look after all of our members, volunteers, coaches/run leaders.
Club Welfare Officers
Skelmersdale Running Club has two trained Welfare Officers who have completed the England Athletics Safeguarding in Athletics and Adult Welfare course.
Nikki Spafford Lead Welfare Officer
Peter Carney Welfare Officer
Club members may approach either or both for support. Our Welfare Officers will listen confidentially to any issue that may raise, and endeavour to support your individual needs and well-being.
Club Mental Health Champion
Skelmersdale Running Club has a Mental Health Champion
Karolina Graves Mental Health Champion
Our mental health champion will throughout the year promote self care, sign post information, start a Run & Talk session and will check in with members.
Welfare Officer Responsibility
Skelmersdale Running Club Welfare Officers are responsible for:
Building a club culture where all members feel welcome, safe, included, and supported.
Making sure every member knows who they are and how to contact them regarding any issue.
Ensuring that the welfare policy set out by UK Athletics and England Athletics are implemented by the club.
Getting references and ensuring DBS checks are up to date for club volunteers.
Reporting serious safeguarding concerns to UK Athletics and criminal issues to England Athletics
Reporting urgent matters to the police.
Skelmersdale Running Club
Lead Welfare Officer
Mental Health Champion