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Equity Policy Statement

West Wilts Hockey Club is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sport equity:

“Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.”

The Club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnic origin, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.

The Club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, bullying, harassment and abuse.

All Club members have the responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.

The Club will deal with any incidents of discriminatory behaviour seriously.

Child Protection Policy

West Wilts Hockey Club is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all young people involved in hockey. It accepts its responsibility to help safeguard the welfare of all young people and protect them from poor practice, abuse and bullying.

Every individual and organisation within the Hockey Family has a role and responsibility to help ensure the safety and welfare of young people.

West Wilts Hockey Club as a provider of opportunities for young people in hockey accepts that we are required to fulfil our duty of care, which means that we must do everything that can be reasonably expected of us to help safeguard and protect young people from any reasonably foreseeable harm.

If you have any concerns regarding child protection please contact the Club Welfare Officer Kayleigh Pothecary b.kayleigh@hotmail.com or Gus O'Halloran Club Secretary kirstenkkb@hotmail.com 07824 903131.  Any conversation will be in the strictest of confidence.

West Wilts Hockey Club fully supports and endorses all aspects of the Child Protection Act in Sport.  Please click here to understand more.

Club Safeguarding and Protecting Policy

Young Persons Guide to Playing Hockey at West Wilts Hockey Club

WASP Accreditation 2009