WELFARE & SAFEGUARDING
TEAM SAFETY & WELFARE
Everyone that is involved in hockey has a duty of care to others within the sport and a legal and moral duty to ensure their safety and welfare.
The Welfare Officer for Mens Hockey, Junior Boys and Mini Hockey is Will Hitchcock
The Welfare Officer for Ladies Hockey is Julie Carter
All volunteers, coaches, team managers, technical delegates and officials are encouraged to work to high standards in line with Belper H.C.’s policies and recognised best practice.
ENGLAND HOCKEY NEW SAFEGUARDING POLICY
Belper Hockey Club has adopted SafeD England Hockey’s Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Hockey Policy. This policy shows commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all young people involved hockey.
To learn more about England Hockey’s Safeguarding Young People Policies and Guidelines click below to access the dedicated page on the England Hockey website:
Respect England Hockey’s Code of Behaviour outlines the expected levels of behaviour for everyone involved in hockey. A copy of this can be found here.
To learn more and England Hockey’s Inclusion, Diversity and Compliance click below to access the dedicated page on the England Hockey website:
Incident/Accident Report Form: Incident/Accident Report Form
Photography Guidance: EH Photography Guidance
Photography Consent form: BHC Photography Consent Form
Use of Social Media Guidance: Think Before You Post
Use of WhatsApp: WhatsApp Guidance
Hockey Player’s Protective Equipment
Hockey as is the case for many sports involves an element of risk i.e. a combination of possible harm and likelihood of that harm occurring. Whilst Belper Hockey will endeavor to promote safety, ultimately players (or their parents/guardians) assume that risk by consenting to be involved in all aspects of hockey. In the same manner all players have a responsibility for looking after their own safety and that of all others on and off the pitch.
England Hockey Guidance on Face Masks (updated March 2018):
'EH strongly recommends, in line with the FIH rules of hockey (The Rules of Hockey 4.2), that across all age groups and playing formats Face Masks should be worn. It should be noted that Face Masks can be worn throughout a match if there are medical reasons why that is appropriate.'
Belper Hockey strongly recommends, in line with the FIH rules of hockey, that across all age groups and playing formats, Face Masks should be worn when defending short corners. Face masks may be made available by Belper Hockey, however personal masks selected and maintained by the individual are the recommended option.
England Hockey Guidance on Gum Shields & Shin Guards (updated March 2018):
'EH strongly recommends wearing shin, ankle and mouth protection whilst playing hockey. See The Rules of Hockey 4.2. There is lots of evidence to suggest that gum shields prevent a number of injuries.'
Belper Hockey policy is that players should provide their own gumshields and shin guards.
LEFT HAND GLOVE. Belper Hockey advises all players to wear a suitable and robust left hand glove during matches.
Managers, captains and other officials may elect to mandate additional measures according to the format that they are involved in.