Welfare Policy

Athletics is about running, jumping and throwing as fast, as high and as far as you can. Manx Harriers aims to create an environment where everyone involved in athletics feels safe and secure to enable them to achieve their potential – to run, jump and throw, to coach, officiate or to support those who do.

Welfare covers a range of issues such as safeguarding and protecting children, anti-bullying, equity, poor practice in coaching and disciplinary and grievances matters. It encompasses policies and procedures to set out minimum standards of expectations, such as codes of conduct, procedures to follow for dealing with child protection concerns, other welfare issues or complaints, and to ensure that Manx Harriers meet statutory responsibilities to safeguard and protect children. Welfare is essential to contribute to good practice within the sport, develop performance and to ensure the safety and enjoyment of athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers. Manx Harriers believe that all children have the right to be protected from abuse.

Manx Harriers has therefore adopted the England Athletic’s Codes of Conduct for the Club, AthletesParents and Coaches. Essential to this commitment, is to ensure that all necessary steps are taken to protect children/young people from the inappropriate use of photographic images. In April 2010 Manx Harriers adopted good practice guidelines on Use of Photographic Equipment.

Should you have any concerns regarding Welfare please contact Manx Harriers welfare officer Richard Bell.