LAA Welfare



LAA aims to create an environment where everyone involved feels safe and secure to enable them to achieve their potential in track & field.

Welfare covers a range of issues such as safeguarding and protecting children, anti-bullying, equity, poor practice in coaching as well as disciplinary and grievance matters.

L.A.A welfare encompasses policies and procedures which set out minimum standards of expectations such as:

  • codes of conduct
  • procedures for dealing with child protection concerns
  • welfare issues
  • parent complaints.

LAA works with England Athletics’ to meet their statutory responsibilities to safeguard and protect children.


DBS (data barring service)


LAA takes its responsibilities towards the welfare of young people very seriously and requires everyone in athletics, who has significant contact with the children, to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Anyone having a role in the club (coaching, officiating, managing, etc) is required to undergo a DBS check, as well as having received some level of certification of Coach Education from England Athletics (EA).
DBS Verifier: Martine Verweij
Mobile: 07711 372 795

If you wish to speak to a member of the club about any issue that concerns the welfare of any L.A.A. athlete please contact
Club Welfare Contact:  David Conway
Mobile: 07951 134 479

Club Welfare Contact: Rachel Berney
Mobile:  07904 644 568

Further details are available at England Athletics  website
or  the UK Athletics website.