Coastal Striders is committed to ensuring that all members can participate in club activities in an enjoyable and safe environment. All of our run leaders are DBS checked and have to complete mandatory safeguarding training as part of their role.

Coastal Striders are affiliated to UK Athletics and as such has a responsibility to implement and communicate their codes of conduct. The purpose of this code is to clarify what behaviours are acceptable and unacceptable, the standards expected and the basis for challenging and improving practice.

You can find the UK Athletics Safeguarding Code of Conduct we abide by and the policies for adults and children attached below:

Adult Safeguarding Policy

Child Safeguarding Policy

Club Safeguarding Code of Conduct

Whilst welfare is the responsibility of everyone at our club, we do have Welfare Officers appointed who are responsible for ensuring the club fulfils its safeguarding duties. Our club has a male and female Welfare Officer, however you may contact either for support. Their role covers a range of issues including anti-bullying, harassment, abuse, equality, safeguarding and protecting vulnerable adults and children, poor practice in coaching, disciplinary and grievance matters. If something happens that makes you feel uncomfortable, below are our welfare contacts who will deal with concerns sensitively and promptly.

Andy Lewis

Andy Lewis 

Lead and Men's Welfare Officer
Julie Sharp

Julie Sharp

Female Welfare Officer

If you have any safeguarding concerns, they can be reported to our welfare officers in person or via email here: [email protected]