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7. Welfare

This welfare plan is designed to minimize the risks to young people taking part and to maximise 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.

Our Welfare Officer is Marni Grieg who can be contacted at Marni is the first point of contact within the club for coaches, volunteers, parents and all players for any concern about junior (U18) and senior welfare, instances of poor practice, and to report any injuries which may occur during hockey activity.

All volunteers, coaches, team managers, technical delegates and officials are encouraged to work to high standards in line with Sheffield Hockey Club’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.

Safe D includes good practice guidance that covers a number of areas within hockey. These documents will be constantly updated to ensure they provide the most up to date guidance.

Good Practice When Working with Young People
Providing guidance for issues such as changing rooms, transport, supervision ratios, additional vulnerability, communication etc.

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

Using Social Media
Social media provides a great communication opportunity from clubs to National Governing Bodies.

Young People 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.

Respect, England Hockey’s Code of Ethics and Behaviour outlines the expected levels of behaviour for everyone involved in hockey.


Incident/Accident Report Form