Royston Runners adheres to UK Athletics (UKA) Club Standards guidance, as an England Athletics affiliated club.

The welfare of every club member is important to us. If you wish to know more click on the link: Safeguarding and Welfare

We are committed to ensuring that all members are able to participate in club activities in an enjoyable and safe environment. All club members, volunteers, vulnerable young people and adults are entitled to a duty of care and protection from abuse.

We have adopted UKA Safeguarding policies and follow their Club Codes of Conduct. Our policies aim to support every club member including coaches, leaders, volunteers and committee members.

UK Athletics and HCAF Adult Safeguarding Policy

UK Athletics and HCAF Code of Conduct

Our Club Committee, Club Captains, Club Coaching Team, Run Leaders and Club Volunteers comply with the above policies. Many are qualified in their field and all hold an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Volunteers will be asked to complete a ‘Self-Declaration and Disclosure form’ to undertake their duties.

Club Welfare Officers

Club Welfare Officer: Pete Worsey

Pete has completed ‘Safeguarding in Athletics’ and ‘Time to Listen’ and is DBS checked. In the event of a Royston Runner member having a safeguarding concern please contact Pete: welfare(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)roystonrunners.co.uk

Additional Contacts/Useful Information:

UK Athletics Lead Child Protection Officer

David Brown CBE – his responsibilities include child protection, welfare and DBS procedures. David can be contacted via on 0121 713 8450 or dbrown(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)uka.org.uk


0208 541 1177

Confidential crisis telephone counselling service for children, young people and adults.



08457 90 90 90

Nationwide, non-religious, non-political 24-hour confidential support.

Victim Support


0845 3030 900

Local Victim Support services provide emotional support, information and practical help for victims and witnesses.