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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 individuals listed below in the strictest confidence. Both Lucy and James hold the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport qualification and have completed the England Athletics online Safeguarding course.

All coaches for Young Athletes are UKA qualified and hold current DBS checks, with many having attended the UKA-recognized 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
Telephone: 07936024843
Email: lucymcguinness [--at--] (lucymcguinness[at]btinternet[dot]com)

James Ward
Telephone: 03000301071
Email: james.ward [--at--] (james[dot]ward[at]highgateharriers[dot]org[dot]uk) or safeguarding [--at--] (safeguarding[at]highgateharriers[dot]org[dot]uk)

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 dbrown [--at--]

NSPCC Helpline – 0808 800 5000

Careline – 0208 541 1177

The Samaritans – 08457 90 90 90

Victim Support – 0845 3030 900