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Barry Markey is the club’s Welfare Officer. The following is the club’s policy:

Bradford Airedale AC [“BAAC”] Welfare and Safeguarding Policy:

1. BAAC takes its responsibilities towards the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults in athletics and running very seriously and requires everyone in the club who has significant contact with children and/or vulnerable adults to have a Disclosure and Barring Service [“DBS”] check (which has replaced the CRB check) via the England Athletics registration process. This must be renewed every three years. In particular, this applies to:
  • each coach or Leader in Running Fitness
  • each technical official
  • anyone who has undertaken a welfare and safeguarding course but still needs to complete a DBS check
  • a licensed guide runner.

2. BAAC appoints at its AGM a Club Welfare Officer who is a core member of the club committee that meets monthly. The identification of this officer is done on the basis of their own competence and training in the field, their regular attendance at club training sessions, and their approachability and availability to members who may wish to raise a concern.

3. BAAC provides a safeguarding course for all relevant persons.

4. The club’s Welfare Officer operates in close association with the stadium management team and the welfare officers of the other anchor tenants of Horsfall Stadium and ensures that the club’s own practices conform to those of the stadium.

5. This information is made public to members and on the club website.