Tynedale Harriers and Athletic Club aim to provide a safe and wholesome environment for all participants in the sport of athletics. Young athletes should feel happy and confident during club sessions and and their parent(s) or guardian(s) should feel welcome at the club and confident that their child is being looked after. As an England Athletics affiliated club, we have a duty of care and can offer support and advice advice to every athlete, coach, helper, official and officer of the club in order to protect them from neglect, exploitation and abuse. As a first point of contact we have an assigned welfare officer whose details are below.

All club officials and coaches are volunteers and all members and friends and family must work together in a co-operative manner to ensure the club works in a way that is beneficial to all. To this end we have Codes of Conduct for athletes, coaches and parents. We are currently developing the Code of Conduct for juniors with the help of the young athletes themselves.

A few key documents are available to download below (all pdfs).

Helping Keep Your Child Safe in Sport
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UK Athletics Guide to Anti-Bullying Policy for Clubs (2009)
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Safeguarding & Protecting Children in Athletics
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Electronic-Communications (Child Protection in Sport Unit briefing document)
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