England Hockey is the national governing body for the sport of hockey in England, with over 1000 affiliated clubs. As part of its commitment to ensuring that young people are able to enjoy the sport of hockey, England Hockey has developed a Policy on Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Hockey which AEHC have adopted. Called "SafeD" guidance, it was written in response to NSPCC guidelines and in line with Government guidelines. For more information on child welfare matters visit the England Hockey Website
All safeguarding issues should be referred, in the first instance, to Sue Baker-Brian Welfare Officer.
Contact Number for Sue is 01625 614064 or 07905370934
If you have a serious safeguarding issue and Sue is not available you should contact
NSPCC 0808 800 5000
Local social services (Cheshire East 0300123 5010)
England Hockey views all those within hockey as part of the Hockey Family. This includes all clubs, associations, other organisations and individuals with any involvement at any level. England Hockey believes that all members of the Hockey Family have responsibilities to help protect young people and England Hockey has developed their Safeguarding and Protecting Young People policy to help ensure that this happens. All hockey organisations should be aware that they and their members are bound by the following:
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.
If you are a junior member and have a concern please contact Sue Baker-Brian