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4. Welfare & Safeguarding


Royston Hockey Club are only responsible for your children whilst they are on the pitch during a session.

On arrival at the pitch, all children need to wait outside until the previous group have left and they are called in by the coaches. Whilst they are waiting outside, they will NOT be supervised by anyone at RHC and parents should wait with them until they enter the pitch.

It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that training is on (particularly if the weather is bad) before they drop off. Notification will be sent via Pitchero message, email and/or text.

Royston Hockey Club recommends that children are collected from the pitch. However if you allow your child to walk to the car park to meet you, please note that if you are late they will be waiting unsupervised.

At Royston Hockey Club, we are committed to ensuring the welfare of all its members and the safeguarding and protection of children and young people. By ensuring that our coaches, umpires, and volunteers have appropriate DBS checks and safeguarding training, we aim to create a safe environment for all to play hockey in.

As a club, we, follow the England Hockey 'Safe D' guidelines around Safeguarding, Child Protection, Training and DBS checks. The relevant documents can be found below.

  • England Hockey Safeguarding and Protecting Young People policy
  • Commitment to adopt EH Safeguarding Policy
  • England Hockey Safeguarding Training Guidance
  • England Hockey DBS Guidance
  • Safeguarding Record of Concern Form
  • Welfare Officer Role Information

Royston Hockey Club has a designated Welfare Officer. It is this person's responsibility to ensure that the policies listed above are implemented correctly and that the correct levels of safeguarding training have been carried out. If you have any concerns at all surround welfare, safeguarding or child protection within the club, please contact the Welfare Officer.

The Welfare Officer for the 2024/2025 season is: Emily Farrow
Email: welfare@roystonhockey.co.uk