Safeguarding & Welfare


Safeguarding Policy - Lymm Runners Our aim is to provide all our members, guests and volunteers with the best possible experience and opportunities in sport within a safe and supportive environment.

As a club, our Safeguarding policies are in place to keep children and vulnerable adults safe, and to prevent harm from occurring from neglect, exploitation or abuse.

All suspicions and allegations of abuse against young or vulnerable adults will be responded to, and followed up appropriately in accordance with our Safeguarding policies and local area or statutory guidelines.

Most of our Run Leaders and all our coaching team are qualified in their field, and hold a fully enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (which has replaced the CRB check).

Lymm Runners is affiliated to UK Athletics and we have adopted the policies as laid down by the UK Athletics (UKA) 2013:


Notes for Run Leaders

As Run Leaders we need to demonstrate best practice in safeguarding. The following document provides a clear summary of our legal and moral obligations, and advice on how to report a safeguarding issue.

  • Safeguarding (2 page summary of  Safeguarding for Lymm Runners)Reportinf Safeguarding Issues - Lymm Runners


Lymm Runners Welfare Officers

We have two ace Club Welfare Officers (for details of who these brilliant people are see our Contact Us page).
The Welfare Officer’s role in safeguarding is to ensure that appropriate action is taken if there is a disclosure.

Our Welfare Officers have completed UKA-approved training in safeguarding and will help ensure that best practice in reporting is followed.


UKA Welfare Contacts

Lymm Runners is affiliated to UK Athletics (UKA).

The Welfare Team of UKA are available to offer help and advice. The team comprises (current at April 2016):

  • Jane Fylan, Welfare Officer for England
    Email  Telephone: 0161 223 4246, Fax 0161 223 5588.
  • David Brown, Welfare & Safeguarding Panel Member
    Email  Telephone: 0161 223 4246, Fax 0161 223 5588.
  • Kysha Ferguson, Welfare & Safeguarding Panel Member
    Email  Telephone 0161 223 4246 Fax 0161 223 5588.

Postal address: Athletics Welfare, Po Box 332, Sale. M33 6XL

Further details of UKA policies, guidance and contacts can be found on the UK Athletics website: Guidance Documents and Resources


Who to Contact

    Telephone   0808 800 5000           Helpline to report concerns you have about a child, available anytime 24/7
  • Police
    Telephone   101                                   Non-emergency number – anytime 24/7
    Telephone   999                                  Emergencies only – anytime 24/7

Concerns about a child or young adult (under 18)

  • Warrington and Halton
    Telephone   01925-443400            Mon-Fri 0830-1700
    Telephone   01925-444 400           All other times including Bank Holidays
  • Cheshire West and Chester
    Telephone    0300-123 8123            Mon-Thurs 0830-1700 (1630 Fri)
    Telephone    01244-977 277            All other times including Bank Holidays
  • East Cheshire
    Telephone     0300-1235012, (select option 2)  Mon- Thurs 0900-1700 (1630 Fri)
    Telephone     0300-1235022               All other times
  • Trafford
    Telephone 0161 9125125 Mon-Fri 0830-1630
    Telephone    0161-9122020 All other times

Concerns about an adult (adult=18+)

  • Warrington
    Telephone     01925-444239      Mon-Fri 0900-1630
    Telephone     01925-444400      All other times
  • Cheshire West and Chester
    Telephone      0300-1238123     Mon-Thurs 0830-1700  (1630 Fri)
    Telephone       01244-977277     All other times
  • Cheshire East
    Telephone       0300-1235010      0830-1700 Mon-Thurs (1630 Fri)
    Telephone       0300-1235022     All other times
  • Trafford
    Telephone       0161-9125199      (all hours)