Meet our Welfare team:
0121 352 0745 or 07771522585
0121 353 3382 or 07977 096020
Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club is a competitive running club which offers opportunities for members to participate in athletics in a competitive, coaching, officiating and volunteering capacity. The aim of the club is to “To Provide the Environment and Opportunity for Coaching and Competition in Athletics at all levels for the community”.
We take the welfare of our members very seriously and aim to provide an environment which enables all to enjoy athletics and achieve their potential whether in a competing or supporting role. This includes all aspects of physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. We have adopted England Athletics’ and UK Athletics’ guidelines to ensure the club meets its statutory requirements.
The welfare of our members and volunteers is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone can contribute to the club’s aim and support the welfare of those who compete for and support the club in a volunteering role. To help coordinate the club’s approach to welfare and ensure its processes & policies are followed we have 2 appointed designated Welfare Officers.
Th Welfare Officers are visible at the club during training sessions and are available to contact to support any welfare issues. They aim to support the Club in building a culture where members feel welcome, safe, included and supported.
Welfare covers a range of issues such as safeguarding and protecting children, anti-bullying, poor practice in coaching and disciplinary matters. The role of the Welfare Officers is prescribed by England Athletics and is set out in Appendix 1. The Welfare Officers have received training to carry out the role and are DBS checked.
Welfare Processes & Codes of Conduct
RSCAC has reviewed its processes in line with England Athletics’ guidance and has adopted England Athletics’ processes. This includes the recruitment and assessment of its volunteers and dealing with welfare issues. Full details are given in the RSCAC Welfare Process Appendix 2.
The Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club has a code of conduct which sets out an agreement on rules, responsibilities, and behaviour for the members of the organisation. It has been adopted from UK Athletics. The codes of conduct will be accessible via the RSCAC website and displayed in the club house. They will be reviewed annually during the AGM to ensure we operate by them and to update them where necessary.