Safeguarding & Child Welfare



Spencer Lynx follows recommended child safeguarding and best practice as laid down by our governing body, England Hockey. All coaches and managers have been DBS checked, and have undergone safeguarding training. 


All children are required to wear a mouthguard and shinpads for training and fixtures, and are not allowed to take part in the absence of this protective equipment. 


Child Welfare Officer


Our Child welfare Officer is Julia Oldham. If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child playing at Spencer Lynx , or about child welfare or safeguarding in general, or wish to file a complaint, please contact Julia at If you are unable to reach Julia, please contact one of the Spencer Lynx trustees at 


First Aid


Although hockey is a relatively safe sport, accidents do happen and injuries are incurred from time to time. All our coaches are trained in first aid, and there are first aid kits at all training sessions and at fixtures.




We carefully follow and adhere to the guidlelines set down by our National Governing Body, England Hockey, and the Government in delivering hockey in a manner compliant with Covid-19 safety requirements.


Policies, Guidelines & Codes of Conduct


All Club members and their parents are expected to adhere to all Club policies, guidelines and codes of conduct, and those of England Hockey.  If you have any questions please contact our Child Welfare Officer.



England Hockey (EH) Policies



EH Guidance and Codes of Conduct



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