Blackpool Wyre and Fylde AC is committed to the Safeguarding and Welfare of all its members and has agreed to adopt the UKA Athletics Safeguarding Policy. The club’s Welfare Officer is Sue Ball. Part of Sue’s remit is to ensure ourselves that all licences and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)- formerly Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)) documentation is in place and up to date.

This is important because the Club is now accredited for Clubmark and can be audited by a representative from England Athletics who can request sight of this information.

Mental health matters! There is an abundance amount of research to say exercise, belonging, friendships and learning new things aids our mental wellbeing.
1 in 4 will visit their doctor with mental health symptoms, if you think about who we meet in the club that’s a lot of people.
I am the welfare officer for the club and a mental health nurse. Please do not suffer in silence, I am happy to support and guide, find me at the track, competitions, through the website or Facebook (please be mindful if there are safeguarding issues I will have to break confidence). Below is a link to local support, you will find contacts for various health and social care.


I can be contacted by email and am normally available at Stanley Park track on a Tuesday and Thursday evening from 4pm until 7pm.


Susan Ball (BWFAC Welfare Officer)

BWFAC Welfare Policy UKA Safeguarding Policy UKA Code of Conduct BWFAC Code of Conduct
DBS Application EA Disciplinary Procedures EA Grievance Procedures

A few useful links below…


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