Dragons Running Club (Leeds) has a dedicated Club Welfare Officer, Charli Briggs. As well as having a personal interest in the welfare of members, Charli has completed both the England Athletics (EA) Safeguarding in Athletics course and the Adult Welfare course.

Charli Briggs – Lead Welfare Officer

The Club Welfare Officer Role

The responsibilities of the role include:

  • Implementing an effective Adult Safeguarding Policy and Adult Safeguarding Procedures and keeping them up to date
  • Promoting safeguarding at the club and encouraging good practice
  • Responding appropriately to safeguarding concerns
  • Regularly reporting to the club’s committee on safeguarding matters
  • Ensuring that members who are working with adults at risk are recruited safely and in line with legal requirements
  • Maintaining records of club coaches’ and leaders’ licences and DBS checks
  • Making sure that members are aware of:
    • How to contact the Club Welfare Officers
    • The codes of conduct for working with adults at risk
    • How to respond to safeguarding concerns
  • Dealing effectively with breaches of the codes of conduct, poor practice, or allegations of abuse
  • Keeping up to date with developments in safeguarding
  • Attending the relevant safeguarding courses for the role of Club Welfare Officer
  • Completing a criminal record check through the relevant Home Country procedures
  • Maintaining confidential records of reported safeguarding concerns and action taken
  • Liaising with the HCAF Welfare Officers and/or statutory agencies if/when required

Please note that the Club Welfare Officer is unable to offer counselling or to discuss matters that are not related to Dragons Running Club (Leeds).

Raising a Concern and Confidentiality

Any Dragons member can raise a concern about the safety of themselves or another member of the Club with Charli. 

There are a number of ways in which you can contact her .

  1. In person on a club run
  1. By email: welfare@dragonsrunning.co.uk

Our Club Welfare Officer will handle your matter confidentially and with sensitivity in accordance with the UK Athletics and England Athletics Safeguarding Procedures (https://www.englandathletics.org/clubhub/resource/adult-safeguarding-procedures/).