Fitmums and Friends aims to create an environment where everyone feels safe and secure to enable them to achieve their potential – to run, jump, throw, 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.
The Overarching Welfare Leads for Fitmums and Friends are:
Each individual club has a Welfare Officer who is supported by the Overarching Welfare Leads. New Fitmums and Friends Clubs are encouraged to create a Welfare Officer role within 12 months of set up, but prior to this the Overarching Welfare Leads provide welfare support to these clubs. For details of the Local Club Welfare Officers see the relevant Local Club page.