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Highgate Harriers take the welfare of our Young Athletes seriously, and have two dedicated Child Welfare Officers.

If you have any issues or concerns please contact either of the above in the strictest confidence. Both Lucy and James (pictured below)  hold the NSPCC Child Protection In Sport qualification and both have completed England Athletics online Safeguarding course.

All Young Athlete’s coaches are UKA qualified and hold current DBS checks, and many have attended the UKA recognised Safeguarding Children course. Highgate Harriers have Codes of Conduct for Athletes, Coaches and Parents, please make sure you read and adhere to these Codes which are available on our website.

Lucy McGuinness – mobile 07936024843
James Ward - mobile 07974232211

Useful links and signposting to external organisations.

UK Athletics Lead Child Protection Officer – David Brown (child protection, welfare and DBS procedures) 0121 713 8450 or

NSPCC Helpline – 0808 800 5000

Careline – 0208 541 1177

The Samaritans – 08457 90 90 90

Victim Support – 0845 3030 900