A National League Hockey Club, part of Holcombeians Sports Club

Safeguarding And Welfare Concern Reporting

England Hockey – Recognising Abuse and How to Report It

It is not always easy, even for experts, to determine where abuse has occurred. Staff and volunteers in hockey are not experts in recognition, however all adults working within hockey have a duty of care to be vigilant and respond appropriately to suspicions of poor practice, abuse or bullying. The following documents provide guidance on how to recognise abuse and how to report it.


Holcombe Hockey Club follows England Hockey’s safe recruitment guidance, is registered with and uses England Hockey’s Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to complete checks on all Committee Members and Club Coaches.

If any member of Holcombe Hockey Club has any questions or concerns on the above please contact Emma on welfare@holcombehc.org.uk to discuss further.