England Hockey and the MHA believe that all young people have the right to be safe and enjoy their hockey. We all have a duty to safeguard and protect young people from harm. All hockey clubs/organisations must have policies and procedures in place to create a safe environment.

SafeGuard has been created by EH to provide role-specific safeguarding information for all involved in hockey activity dependent on their role. You can access all of the information here: https://www.englandhockey.co.uk/governance/duty-of-care-in-hockey/safeguard

EH Safeguarding Courses (this will involve log in to hockey hub) – https://www.englandhockey.co.uk/governance/duty-of-care-in-hockey/safeguard/training

Safe Hockey Online Module (this will involve log in) – EH advised that all coaches working with U18s should complete this online course. It is free and gives some very good advice, including ratios for adult coaches to junior players – https://hockeyhub.englandhockey.co.uk

Unsure what you should complete? See the diagram below.

Need to book a face-to-face course? See the list of courses available below.

Please find welfare documents below for all positions.

EH Safeguarding Policy

Welfare Officers and Coaches Good Practice

Umpires Good Practice

Junior Organisers Good Practice

England Hockey Recognising Procedures

England Hockey Reporting Procedures