Welfare Policy

Spirit of Monmouth Running Club has adopted Safeguarding Policies, Safeguarding procedures and Codes of Conduct drawn from those created by Welsh Athletics. These have been significantly reviewed during 2020 and 2021. More information WA policies can be found on the Welsh Athletics Safeguarding and Wellbeing site.

We want all runners to feel safe and to enjoy their experience of membership with Spirit of Monmouth. If you have a concern regarding your personal wellbeing, safety or other concern that has an impact on you as a member of the club – or indeed if you have safeguarding concerns involving any member of the club, we have a male and a female welfare officer to support you – although they will happily take on issues from members of either gender. To maintain some separation, neither of them is on the committee, although they can bridge that gap if you wish, but equally, you can speak to them in confidence. Please contact them in person, or by email (details below).

If your safeguarding issue is urgent, then first consider if it is appropriate to directly contact help via 999 or 101, or if appropriate, please contact our Chair, Stuart Penny, on 07765 138082 and he will inform the Club Welfare Officers directly.

Introducing our Club Welfare Officers

Male Welfare Officer: Paul Middleton

You can email Paul at this address:   sommalewelfare@gmail.com

Female Welfare officer:  Trish Bicknell

She can be reached at Patricia.bicknell3@gmail.com