Child welfare

Safeguarding means promoting the safety and welfare of young people (defined as being under 18 years of age). Safeguarding is the term used to incorporate good practice and is wider than “Child Protection”. Child protection is still an essential element of this policy and is about acting on concerns about a young person or individual.

Canterbury Hockey Club has adopted and follows England Hockey’s Safeguarding Policy and Guidance (SafeD)

The club commits to these minimum standards on an annual basis as part of the affiliation process.

Central Principles:

  1. The young person’s welfare is paramount
  2. All junior section members, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse
  3. All suspicions and allegations of abuse must be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.


Club Welfare Officer – Jenny Jones
Mobile: 07792192879

England Hockey – Alison Hogg (to report a safeguarding concern)
Phone: 01628 897500

Kent County Council – Children Services
Phone: 03000 411111, out of hours 03000 419191
If you think someone is in immediate danger, call 999 for the emergency services

Other useful contact details – help, support and advice

The following organisations offer specialist support and advice to young people, parents, individuals and organisations.

NSPCC Helpline
Phone: 0808 800 5000  
Help with: Advice aimed at young people and how to find out more about abuse and what you can do about it.

Tel: 0800 1111
Help with: Free helpline for children and young people

Help with: Advice and guidance on bullying

Tel: 0207 7303300
Help with: Support on bullying 

Victim Support
Helpline: 0845 3030900
Help with: Provide emotional support, information and practical advice for victims and witnesses

The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Tel: 0870 443 5252