Fitmums and Friends aims to create an environment where everyone feels safe and secure to enable them to achieve their potential – to run, cycle, walk, lead, coach, officiate or to support those who do.

Welfare covers a range of issues such as safeguarding and protecting children, anti-bullying, equity, poor practice in coaching and disciplinary and grievances matters. It encompasses policies and procedures to set out minimum standards of expectations, such as codes of conduct, procedures to follow for dealing with child protection concerns, other welfare issues or complaints, and to ensure that Fitmums & Friends meet their statutory responsibilities to safeguard and protect children and the wider membership.

Every Local Fitmums and Friends Club has a Welfare Officer whom you should contact in the event of any welfare concerns.

Local Welfare Leads

Name: Christine Cary

Email  - welfaremarketweighton@fitmums.org.uk

Mobile- 07555 175124

Overarching Welfare Leads

Wendy Williams and Ruth Oberg

Email - welfare@fitmums.org.uk

My welfare role is Welfare Officer at Market Weighton Fitmums and Friends. My role is to ensure that the club, its members, leaders and visitors, are safe, ensuring that we foster an inclusive and supportive environment.

I've been with the Market Weighton group since July 2021 and I really value the relationships that I've built along the way. As I am also a safeguarding lead in my workplace and am passionate about mental health, volunteering for the Welfare Office seemed like the right fit.

I feel that this role is so important to the club. Our primary focus, along with making sure the club is operating in a safe and secure environment, is to make sure our members feel safe and to provide a contact point to discuss any concerns and issues. If anyone needs a chat, they can do this by contacting any of the welfare leaders.

Please get in touch if you want to chat or have any questions.

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