Welfare Information

As a proud member of the hockey family Herne Bay Hockey Club is committed to meeting its obligations in all aspects of child welfare.

Herne Bay Hockey Club adopts the England Hockey’s Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Hockey Policy. All of our Coaches, Captains, Managers in both the Senior and Junior sections are made aware of their responsibilities for the welfare of all U18s. 


Club Welfare Officers

Sharon Godden and Sally Pywell are our Club Welfare Officers and they support and promote good safeguarding practice and are the point of contact for all our members, parents, coaches, managers and players. Both Sharon and Sally have completed specific Safeguarding and Welfare Officer training, so if anyone has any concerns they should contact them initially via hbhcwelfare@gmail.com.

All concerns will be taken seriously and investigated.

If you have immediate concerns that a child, young person or vulnerable adult is in danger from harm please call 999 or NSPCC’s free 24 hour helpline on 0808 800 5000 in the first instance.



CHILD PROTECTION - Young Persons Guide

Sport makes us feel great because it keeps us healthy and fit. BUT Sometimes things happed in sport that can make us feel sad.

It is important that you feel you can tell someone. SO If you ever:-

  •  Fell left out because people are saying nasty things to you
  •  Feel sad because people are laughing at you
  •  Feel scared but you don’t know why
  •  Find it hard to get on with other people
  •  Worry because something or someone has upset you

Make sure you talk to someone straight away. You can tell-

A friend , An adult you trust or your Coach and they will make sure the right thing is done for you.



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