Athlete Welfare

Safeguarding and Protecting Athletes

The welfare and protection of all our athletes is the first concern of the club. To support this, the club has a child protection policy endorsed by UK Athletics, the sport’s governing body.

Please find useful links to information and signposting here  and  here

Latest  Safeguarding policy (February 2023) from England Athletic can be found here 

The club has two Welfare Officers. You are able to contact a Welfare Officer with any concerns about an individual’s welfare and protection.

Our Welfare Officer for Medway Park is Mark Rothery. Mark’s email is

Our Welfare Officer for Sutton Valence is Claire Crossley. Claire’s email address is

The club has a firm commitment to fully cooperate with the police, social services, and our governing bodies in any enquiry or investigation.

The club does not condone any action that infringes on a child’s, or vulnerable person’s welfare. Any allegation will be taken seriously and acted on as appropriate.

If you have any concerns regarding the club’s policy and commitment to our athlete’s welfare, please contact us to discuss your concerns. Contact can be made in confidence via the Club Secretary, Lin Neeves. Lin’s email address is

You are also able to contact the Chairperson of the Club Sarah Kenyon

To be read by all Coaches, Team Managers, Athletes, Officials, Parents and those that Volunteer in any capacity:

Codes of Conduct

Children & Young People Code of Conduct

Child Protection Policy

Athlete Welfare Policy

Mental Health 

Athlete & Club Mental Health Support | England Athletics