Safeguarding

Waltham Forest Hockey Club is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for everyone involved with hockey; whether players, coaches, umpires, volunteers or supporters.

Safeguarding is the process of protecting children and adults from harm by providing safe and effective care. For us, that means safeguarding the welfare of young people and adults at our Club and protecting them from poor practice, abuse and bullying.

It is everyone’s responsibility to safeguard our Club members.

If you have any concerns about a child or adult please contact our Welfare Officer Peter Clark welfare@walthamforesthc.co.uk or our Deputy Welfare Officer Michelle Twitchett deputywelfare@walthamforesthc.co.uk

Peter and Michelle can offer advice and also share our Club’s safeguarding policies.

You can also find out information about safeguarding and helpful contacts on the England Hockey website.

If there is an immediate risk call 999.