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Our aim is to create an environment that is safe and inclusive for all members in order for them to achieve their potential in running, coaching, officiating or supporting those who do.

MKDP has adopted, and endorses, the principles of England Athletics Welfare Policies and Procedures, which incorporate Child Protection Procedures.

We take welfare matters very seriously and work with England Athletics and other organisations to ensure that we have the right systems in place to deal with matter relating to the welfare of our members and those around us.

Welfare is essential to contribute to good practice within the sport, develop performance and to ensure the safety and enjoyment of athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers.

Where appropriate, all matters relating to welfare will uphold confidentiality rights in line with the Data Protection Act 1998. Response to suspicions or allegations of abuse should be appropriate and in accordance with England Athletics guidelines & procedures, and involve the appropriate agencies, i.e. social services, NSPCC, Police. 

It is the responsibility of the child protection experts to determine whether, or not, abuse has taken place, but it is everyone’s responsibility to report any concerns.

MKDP take welfare matters very seriously. Should you have any issues relating to the welfare of any club member, please contact a Welfare Officer.