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Athletics is one of the most accessible and successful sports in the UK. All children and vulnerable adults who take part in athletics are entitled to participate in a fun and safe environment, and we believe that everyone involved in our sport can play a part to safeguard and protect them from harm.

Blaydon Harrier and Athletics Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members and has adopted the new safeguarding policies and procedures released by UK Athletics (UKA) and the Home Country Athletics Federations (HCAF) in August 2021. These policies and procedures have been developed in line with relevant national legislation, and relevant national and local guidelines.


The Club believes that it is important that members, coaches, officials, volunteers, and parents/carers associated with the Club should, at all times, follow the relevant Codes of Conduct; show respect; and support the Club and all our members.


Lead Welfare Officer

Andrea has been running and coaching for several years. She loves the camaraderie the sport brings. She’s more recently involved in Junior Endurance Group training, and trying out triathlon.

Andrea can be contacted by email at

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Welfare Officer

Isaac has been a Blaydon Harrier for eight years, he enjoys running as it promotes physical and mental wellbeing. More recently he has started competing in multi-sport events.


Isaac can be contacted by email at

Andrea or Isaac are the first point of contact for everyone where concerns about a child’s or vulnerable adults’ welfare, poor practice, or abuse, are identified.



Gateshead Council’s Children’s Services

0191 433 2653 (office hours: Monday – Friday, 8.30am to 5pm)
0191 477 0844 (out of hours, at night, at weekends and bank holidays)

Safeguarding in Gateshead

Northumbria Police

In an emergency always call 999
For non-emergencies call 101


0800 1111 – free 24 hour number offering advice and support for young people


Text 88858

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