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This welfare plan is designed to minimize the risks to young people taking part and to maximize their enjoyment and well being. Everyone that is involved in hockey has a duty of care to others within the sport and a legal and moral duty to ensure their safety and welfare.

The Welfare Officer is Justine Russell ( or 07980 415131)

If Justine is unavailable, contact Ann Marshall (

All volunteers, coaches, team managers, technical delegates and officials are encouraged to work to high standards in line with Sheffield H.C.’s policies and recognised best practice.


Sheffield Hockey Club has adopted SafeD England Hockey’s Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Hockey Policy. This policy shows commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all young people involved hockey.

SafeD - Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Hockey

To learn more about England Hockey’s Safeguarding Young People Policies and Guidelines click below to access the dedicated page on the England Hockey website:

Safe D includes both new and revised documents that cover a number of areas within hockey. These documents will be constantly updated to ensure they provide the most up to date guidance.

Good practice
Providing guidance for issues such as changing rooms, transport, supervision ratios, additional vulnerability, communication etc.

Highlighting all forms of bullying, how to prevent it and what actions to take if it occurs.

Social media
Social media provides a great communication opportunity from clubs to National Governing Bodies. To find out more about using social media, take a look at our guidance.

Juniors in Senior teams
England Hockey’s new guidance is aimed at senior coaches/captains and parents and highlights a number of topics such as over training, willingness to play, playing positions, and parent pressure.

Safeguarding Policy

Respect England Hockey’s Code of Behaviour outlines the expected levels of behaviour for everyone involved in hockey. A copy of this can be found here.

EHB RESPECT - Code of Ethics & Behaviour

Where next?

Junior Competitions - YYHL, AC, PC Schedules Please feel free to download the attached document which shows the schedule of the YYHL, Academy Cen


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