Safeguarding & Policies

Stafford Hockey Club takes its responsibilities to its players very seriously. We have adopted and conform to England Hockey’s safeguarding policy and hold a comprehensive insurance policy to protect players and members of the public. We are registered with and comply with England Hockey’s Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for all club members and coaches in leadership positions. These checks are updated every three years most recently during the 2017-2018 season.

Important Contacts

If you have any queries or wish to report a safeguarding concern, please contact our welfare officer John Faulconbridge, or alternatives as below. If you are a young person in need of someone to talk to about things that are bothering you, you can call ChildLine on 0800 1111.

John Faulconbridge, Welfare Officer

John Faulconbridge, Welfare Officer by email: welfare@staffordhc.co.uk or by phone: 07935 211 011.
Sarah Thompson, Stafford Ladies Hockey Club Welfare Officer by phone: 07808 761 057.
Richard Buka, Junior Development & Deputy Welfare Officer: by email: juniors@staffordhc.co.uk or by phone: 07891 017 606.

Club Policies

The club has adopted England Hockey Safeguarding Young People Policy and Procedures, Equality Policy and Code of Ethics and Behaviour.

Stafford Hockey Club Young People Safeguarding Commitment Statement
Stafford Hockey Club Policy for Safeguarding and Protecting Children (including reporting pathway and whistle-blowing)

Stafford Cricket & Hockey Club Constitution

Stafford Hockey Club Code of Conduct
Stafford Hockey Club Communications Policy

Stafford Hockey Club Playing Risk Assessment

England Hockey Policies

Safeguarding Young People in Hockey
Anti Bullying Policy
Working with Young People
Young Players in Senior Teams
Think Before You Post
WhatsApp Guidance
Photography Guidance

We also follow England Hockey’s guidance on inclusion, diversity and compliance. Further information and polices can be found on the England Hockey website.

Insurance Policy
(Policy Number 9137208/HXHOC664 Perkins Slade Insurance)