England Hockey believes that all young people have the right to be safe and enjoy their involvement in hockey and is committed to promoting the welfare of all young people in our sport to protect them from harm alongside the hockey family. In this instance, a young person is defined as anyone under the age of 18. To do this, England Hockey has created a safeguarding young people policy and are actively aiding affiliated hockey clubs and associations in adopting and implementing their own policy. Safeguarding advice and support is also provided through the England Hockey Ethics and Welfare Team for anyone who reports concerns about the welfare of a young person.
England Hockey’s safeguarding young people policy is named Safeguarding Policy and Guidance (SafeD). This policy covers the commitments of those who created and adopt the policy, how to recognise poor practice and abuse, how to report safeguarding and welfare concerns, useful contacts and provides links to templates and further guidance. All hockey clubs, areas and individuals are bound to this policy, regardless of their role or whether they have links to young people.
Holcombe Hockey Club has adopted and is committed to SafeD
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 you think someone is in immediate danger, call 999 for emergency services.
Holcombe Hockey Club Welfare Officer
Holcombe Hockey Club First Aid Officer
England Hockey Ethics and Welfare Team – Alison Hogg (to report any safeguarding concerns)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 01628 897500 / 07738 644171
Medway Council – Children’s Services
Phone: 01634 334 466 / out of hours 03000 419191
Kent County Council – Children Services
Phone: 03000 411111 / out of hours 03000 419191
Useful contact details for specialist help, support and advice
0808 800 5000
Tel: 0800 1111
Free, confidential advice and support for 18 or under
Oasis (local independent domestic abuse advice) 0800 917 9948 (Mon to Fri 9am – 4.30pm).
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247. Mens’ Advice Line: 0808 801 0327
National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline: 0800 999 5428;
Conversion Therapy Helpline 0800 130 3335; LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline 020 7704 2040
Stalking Help and Advice
Suzy Lamplugh Trust https://www.suzylamplugh.org/
National Stalking Helpline – Advice for victims: 0808 802 0300
Tel: 116 123
Mental health crisis
0300 222 0123. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call Mental Health Single Point of Access.
Medway Talking Therapies
0300 029 3000
Advice and guidance on bullying
Tel: 0207 7303300
Support on bullying
Helpline: 0845 3030900
Providing emotional support, information and practical advice for victims and witnesses.
The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Tel: 0870 443 5252