Safeguarding Checks and DBS Processes (England Athletics)


Team Hounslow has both a male and female Welfare Officer.  If you have any concerns about the welfare of an athlete, please contact either one of them immediately.


Welfare Officer 1:

 Name: Chris Jones 

Email: cjones@westway.org
Phone Number: 07811 155423




Welfare Officer 2:


Name: Jo Valks


Email: jo.valks@fusion-lifestyle.com


Phone Number: 0794 146 2123

 The Welfare Officer will:

  • Deal with confidential matters that may arise related to athletes and have an understanding and an appropriate way to such matters.
  • Responsible for the promotion of codes of conduct to members, parents and young people.
  • Receive, record and pass on to the NGB Child Protection officer, any concerns relating to the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults
  • To provide advice on the development of activities for young people within the club/organisation.
  • Support the registration of all personnel involved in activities for young people with the club/organisation (CRB checks).
  • Recognise the difference between poor practice in according to club rules and matters that would be seen as welfare issue.


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