Club Standards

Tadworth AC is committed to best practice, as outlined in England Athletic’s Club Standards.

Good governance is the foundation of a well-run club. It protects the club’s values and reputation whilst looking after the club’s funds and people. It also holds those responsible accountable for the club’s actions and decisions.

This page sets out our structures, rules, policies and practices.

Club ConstitutionThe club’s governance and rules
Privacy NoticeHow your data is used
Inclusion PolicyThe club’s commitment to providing opportunities for all

Welfare & Safeguarding

Welfare and safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. Tadworth AC has structures, policies and procedures in place to protect the interests of members and the general public. The club has also appointed a] trained welfare officer with the primary responsibility for managing and reporting concerns about children or adults at risk.    

Ian Matthews
Welfare Officer

Any safeguarding concerns should be in accordance with UK Athletics’ relevant Safeguarding Procedures set out below.

Any welfare concerns (other than safeguarding) should be reported to the Welfare Officer as quickly as possible.

Child Safeguarding ProceduresProcedures in respect of concerns about children and young people (i.e. those up to age 18)
Adult Safeguarding ProceduresProcedures in respect of concerns about those aged 18 and over

Codes of Conduct

All members, officials and volunteers have a role to play in keeping Tadworth AC as “Surrey’s friendliest running club”. As an affiliated club, the club and all its members must agree to abide by the codes of practice.

The purpose of a code is to clarify:

  • what behaviours are acceptable and unacceptable
  • the standards of practice expected
  • the basis for challenging and improving practice

Some members will be subject to more than one code of conduct.

Senior athletesAged 18 and over
Children & young peopleUnder 18s
Parents/CarersParents and carers of Under 18s
VolunteersExcluding Coaches
CoachesFor Coaches

Grievances & Complaints

The club aims to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. Should there be any complaints about the misconduct of members or volunteers, these can be reported and dealt with in accordance with the Club’s Discipline & Appeals Process. This process is to ensure consistent, fair treatment of all grievances and complaints.

Discipline & Appeals Process