Welfare

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 and 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 Club Welfare Officer

Name: Patricia Hay

Email patriciahay34@gmail.com 

Tel: 07854407827

Overarching Welfare Leads

Name: Wendy Williams

Email: welfare@fitmums.org.uk

Tel: 07941 498949

Patricia Hay

I volunteered for the Welfare role because Fitmums has played an important part of my life, it has provided great support, not only to keep me running  

to keep fit, but also given many opportunities to 'run and chat'. This release is so important, it is so helpful to run with a group where the  

dynamics change and one can chat to different friends during a run. I enjoy being out in the fresh air and being able to appreciate nature.

 I  want others to have the chance to feel the benefits of exercise with a  group of friendly people who will encourage and support them. 

The role is important as we need our members to know that they are  

coming to join us in a safe space, to know that any concerns they may

have will be addressed. Members of Fitmums and Friends have the right to

come and exercise in an place where they are all valued and supported

where necessary.


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