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Privacy statement

Dark Peak fell runners collects personal data specifically for the purposes of:

  • Administration of the club; and
  • Production of results; and
  • Management of safety, of those on the hill, or being coached/lead.

Annual membership data is collected for the administration of the club and the management of results. Where an athlete requests, basic identification data will be sent to England Athletic, to register for national and international competition.EA will provide the athlete with facilities to maintain and update their personal data. Dark Peak does not manage people’s EA data on an on-going basis.

Membership information collected for minors is only done so with the consent of a suitably authorised carer.Update, or change to that information will only be undertaken at the request of a suitably authorised carer.

Dark Peak members have the option not to have their race results published on the club website.

Dark Peak retains race results in perpetuity.

Dark Peak membership data and results are hosted on servers located in the USA.

In addition to personal data gathered from membership forms, Dark Peak holds coaching related data. These data include coaching license data, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (or similar) records and records relating to coached events and any review activities.

In the event of an incident, or disciplinary activity; including in relation to matters of welfare and safe-guarding, Dark Peak will maintain necessary records of personal information pursuant to the matter. Dark Peak reserves the right to share these records with law enforcement agencies and national governing bodies as necessary.

As an affiliate of the Fell Running Association (FRA) and UK Athletic (UKA) (The Governing Bodies), Dark Peak are obliged to support administrative activities of The Governing Bodies relating to individual athletes. Dark Peak will engage in processes required by The Governing Bodies, as described in The Governing Bodies agreed, published, process documentation. In accordance with these processes, Dark Peak will exchange necessary personal data with the governing bodies upon request. Where requested to do so by The Governing Bodies, Dark Peak will confirm the status of a signed up member and provide date of birth, if requested for pertinent reasons.

In the event of an incident on the hill, where concern exists for the health and safety of an individual, personal information may be used and shared, with any necessary individual or agency at the discretion of those members in attendance, or contacted in support of the incident.

Dark Peak does not share member, or other personal data with any commercial entity, or other entity not described above.

Any question, or request related to the management, or update of personal information may be made to email

04/05/2018

Download a copy (pdf) of this statement

The Dark Peak Data Privacy Policy that implements the above Privacy Statement can be downloaded here:

DPFR Data Privacy Policy (PDF)


THE DARK PEAK FELL RUNNERS

WELFARE POLICY

It is the policy of the Dark Peak Fell Runners (DPFR) to ensure that everyone who takes part in fell running activities promoted by DPFR should be able to participate safely, considering the inherent hazards of the fell running environment, and be protected from neglect and physical, sexual and emotional abuse. This Welfare Policy explicitly focuses on children and young people but the principles and codes of conduct apply to everyone.

This document is abbreviated and adapted for fell running from:

  • the UK Athletics (UKA) welfare policy document “Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults in Athletics” (principles)
  • England Athletics (EA) “Club Welcome Pack” (codes of conduct)
  • FRA Welfare Policy.

The document comprises:

  • DPFR’s principles for welfare
  • a statement of the role of the DPFR Committee in welfare matters
  • codes of conduct for relevant groups to guide good practice
  • references.
  • appendix - Incident Report Form.

PRINCIPLES

The key principles of this policy are as follows.

  • All fell runners whatever their age, culture, ability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse.
  • Anyone under the age of 18 years is considered as a child for the purposes of the policy. They will be referred to as a child from the perspective of parents and child protection and as a junior from the perspective of fell running.
  • In all activities and decisions involving juniors, the junior’s welfare is paramount.
  • Coaches, event organisers, and helpers will be provided with documentation and support to ensure they can implement the policy.
  • Adults working with juniors should be aware of, and always adhere to good practice.
  • Working in partnership with juniors and their parents/carers is essential for the protection of the junior.
  • All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
  • Adults working with juniors will be protected from wrongful allegations.
  • DPFR recognises the statutory responsibility of Social Services departments to ensure the welfare of children and it is committed to working with Local Area Child Protection Committees, and, where appropriate, to comply with their procedures.

ROLE OF THE DPFR COMMITTEE

To ensure the effective implementation of this policy DPFR, primarily through the Welfare Officer and Junior Coordinator, will work with race organisers, coaches, helpers and other individuals to ensure the welfare of the juniors in their care.



The role of DPFR Welfare Officer on behalf of the Committee is:

  • To develop, monitor and review welfare policy, ensuring compliance with UKA welfare policy.
  • To promote amongst clubs, coaches, race organisers, fell runners and helpers’ awareness of the policy, of good practice and of the legal Framework in this area.
  • To encourage and facilitate adherence to the policy and implementation of statutory regulations relating to child protection.
  • To receive and advise on queries and reports from individuals. Reports may be submitted using an incident report form (see Appendix)
  • To initiate action on reports when appropriate.

CODES OF CONDUCT

The Codes of Conduct describe good ethical conduct and practice for fell runners and those groups sup-porting and developing fell runners and managing the sport.

DPFR club officials

You should:

  • Consider the well-being and safety of fell runners before the development of performance
  • Promote the positive aspects of fell running
  • Display consistently high standards of behaviour
  • Ensure that all races are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part
  • Implement recommendations of FRA, UKA and EA
  • Act to amend bad practice
  • Respond to any indication of abuse
  • Maintain confidentiality of any junior involved in incidents or cases and of any adults, unless disclosure is required or recommended.
  • Treat all others with the same respect and fairness that you wish to receive
  • Thank those who help you to participate in fell running
  • Respect diversity amongst fell runners
  • Act with dignity always
  • Challenge anyone whose behaviour falls below the expected standards of welfare in fell running
  • Uphold the same values away from fell running as you do when engaged in fell running.
  • In races promote safety by:
    • entering only if you have the experience and skills (e.g. navigational) necessary for the race
    • obeying any Rules for Competition
    • complying with any safety requirements, including specified clothing and equipment
    • being able to recognise the signs of hypothermia and hypoglycaemia in yourself and others
    • if you see someone in trouble, helping them, even if it costs you the race
    • if you retire, following the organiser’s retirement procedure.

Fell runners

You should:

  • Treat all others with the same respect and fairness that you wish to receive
  • Thank those who help you to participate in fell running
  • Respect diversity amongst fell runners
  • Act with dignity always
  • Challenge anyone whose behaviour falls below the expected standards of welfare in fell running
  • Uphold the same values away from fell running as you do when engaged in fell running.
  • In races promote safety by:
    • entering only if you have the experience and skills (e.g. navigational) necessary for the race
    • obeying any Rules for Competition
    • complying with any safety requirements, including specified clothing and equipment
    • being able to recognise the signs of hypothermia and hypoglycaemia in yourself and others
    • if you see someone in trouble, helping them, even if it costs you the race
    • if you retire, following the organiser’s retirement procedure.

And juniors specifically

You should:

  • Notify a responsible adult if you have to go somewhere
  • Not respond if someone seeks private information, unrelated to fell running e.g. home life
  • Use safe transport or travel arrangements
  • Avoid destructive behaviour and leave fell running areas as you find them
  • Never engage in illegal or irresponsible behaviour
  • Tell parents, carers or the Club Welfare Officer immediately if anything makes you concerned or uncomfortable or if you suspect a club mate has suffered from misconduct by someone else.

Parents/carers

You should:

  • Check out the people who are coaching or managing your child
  • Take an active interest in your child’s participation
  • Attend training and races whenever possible
  • Ensure that your child does not take unnecessary valuable items to training or races
  • Know where your child will be and who they are with
  • Return a Parental Consent Form to the Club/Coach/Junior Coordinator, providing consent to activities, contact details, and relevant medical information
  • Inform your child’s coach of any illness or disability that needs to be taken into consideration for fell running
  • Provide any necessary medication that your child needs for the duration of any trips
  • Never make assumptions about your child’s safety.

Race organisers

You should:

  • Know and comply with FRA Rules for Competition
  • Understand and implement FRA Safety Requirements for Fell Races
  • Follow the Access and Environmental Guidelines for Organisers of Fell Races.

Coaches

You should:

  • Review your coach training documentation on welfare at intervals, including factors that promote welfare and factors that undermine welfare, and reflect on your own performance in this area as a coach
  • Make sure you are appropriately qualified for activities that you coach and update your licence and education as and when required by UK Athletics
  • Ensure that activities you direct or guide are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual fell runner
  • Clarify with fell runners (and where appropriate their parents or carers) exactly what is expected of them and what runners are entitled to expect from you
  • Place the welfare and safety of the fell runner above the development of performance
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every fell runner and treat everyone equally, regardless of background or ability
  • Develop working relationships with fell runners based on mutual trust and respect
  • Encourage and guide fell runners to accept and take responsibility for their own behaviour and performance
  • Consistently promote positive aspects of the sport, such as fair play, and never condone rule violations or the use of prohibited or age-inappropriate substances
  • Avoid all behaviours that provide a bad example to others (e.g. abusive language, bullying, harassment, physical or sexual abuse)
  • Challenge inappropriate behaviour or language by others
  • Avoid the development of intimate relationships between yourself and athletes coached by you
  • Avoid spending time alone with a junior unless clearly in view of others
  • Report any accidental injury, distress or misunderstanding or misinterpretation (including if a junior appears to have been sexually aroused by your actions). A brief written report of such incidents should be submitted to the Welfare Officer as soon as possible and parents/carers notified. An incident report form is available
  • Report similarly any suspected misconduct by other coaches or other people involved in fell running.


REFERENCES

UK Athletics - Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults. Policy and Procedures Document. April 2009. This document states the welfare policy of UKA. http://ukathletics.org.uk

England Athletics Club Welcome Pack Template. This document provides codes of conduct for athletes and all groups supporting athletes and running athletics.

http://www.englandathletics.org (look under Clubs - Welfare)

May 2018



Download a copy of the DPFR Welfare Policy (including incident form) (May 2018).