Child Safeguarding Policy & Procedures

UK Athletics and the four home country federations believe that all children who take part in athletics are entitled to participate in a fun and safe environment, and we want to support everyone involved in our sport to play a part and safeguard and protect children from harm and abuse.

Child Safeguarding Policy

This policy establishes our collective commitment to protect all children and young people from poor practice, abuse and exploitation and sets out the mandatory requirements for affiliated clubs and organisations.
Child Safeguarding Policy (March 2024)

Child Safeguarding Procedure – (responding to a concern about a child)

The child safeguarding procedures sets out the national mandatory process that will assist you to recognise and respond to a concern about a child and report a concern quickly and consistently. Every individual, and affiliated club and organisation must follow this procedure in all cases.
Child Safeguarding Procedures (March 2024)

Responding to a concern – process map
Child Safeguarding Process Map (Feb 2023)

Recognising and responding to a concern video
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