Safeguarding and Protecting Young People

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Safeguarding and Protection

All Child Welfare matters should be referred, in the first instance, to Sue Baker-Brian or Chris Jupe - Child Welfare Officers.

Contact Number for Sue is 01625 814064/07905370934
Contact number for Chris is 07973452523

For more information on child welfare matters visit the England Hockey website via this LINK

All requests for DBS checking (the new name for CRB checks) should be made to Sue via email.

  • The Club ensures that all volunteers with significant access to young people have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring service) check every three years as per EH guidelines
  • All coaches and volunteers working within the junior section are committed to Safeguarding & Protecting Young People in Sport
  • The club maintains a secure database of all young people’s contact details (emergency contact information and consent of their parent or person with legal responsibility, photography consent and medical information )
  • The club is committed to regular communication with parents (or whoever has legal responsibility)

Sue Baker-Brian and Kelvin Briggs have attended the ScUK Safeguarding and protecting children workshop as well as the EH Time to Listen hockey-specific safeguarding training.

Club personnel regularly working with young people are encouraged to complete the EH online safeguarding course.

 If you are a junior member and have a concern please contact Sue Baker-Brian or Chris Jupe. 

Junior Programme

Alderley Edge Hockey Club is widely acknowledged to have one of the best junior development programmes in the North of England and has a strong record in county, regional and national competitions.

Clubs First

The "Hockey Academy at Alderley" has been awarded "Clubs First" accreditation by England Hockey Board which confirms the high standards applied to the provision of coaching and matches for our juniors - now in excess of 300 boys and girls.  We coach at THE EDGE HOCKEY CENTRE at The Ryleys playing field on Wilmslow Road in Alderley Edge SK9 7QN.

The Club is committed to the individual development of all young members and demonstrates a developmental philosophy , provides junior-only coaching sessions weekly throughout the season for different age groups.

The Club provides regular competitive opportunities for the age groups coached and entry into local competition as appropriate.

The coaches responsible for overseeing the junior coaching programme are suitably qualified in line with England Hockey Board's recommendations.

The Club has a Level 2 coach or above as the "person in charge" assisted by Level One coaches per age group.

Please see the England Hockey board website for more information about safeguarding.