Safeguarding and Welfare

Lliswerry Runners are a friendly, welcoming and inclusive running club and we are committed to ensuring that all of our members can enjoy running in a safe and respectful environment.  There are a number of ways that we do this.

Club Safeguarding Officers

Ruth Ovey

"We're here to ensure everyone's safety and enjoyment"


Martyn Jones

"We will always listen and you can trust that it will be completely confidential"


Our safeguarding officers are here to listen, support and protect members of all ages; from the Lliswerry Juniors to our senior members.  No problem is too small.  If you have any concerns, please contact Ruth or Martyn and they will always make the time to listen, in complete confidence, offer advice and guidance and support you.

Ruth and Martyn also ensure that we have enough trained first aiders, safety equipment, coaches are DBS checked and that we adhere to British Athletics Procedures and Policies for running clubs and much, much more.

Club Constitution and Disciplinary Procedures

You can find the Club's Constitution and Disciplinary Procedures below.  Both are aligned with British Athletics' and Welsh Athletics' recommendations to ensure that our rules are fair and consistent and were updated in MONTH 2015 and agreed by club members at an EGM in MONTH 2015.

Document 1: Club Constitution

Document 2:  Disciplinary Procedure

These were accompanied by two explanatory notes to indicate where changes had been made:

Document 3: Constitution explan. note.

Document 4:  Disciplinary explan. note

Social Media Guidelines

Lliswerry Runners has a facebook page ( and twitter account (@LliswerryRunner) for the public and a facebook group for members-only discussion. Our social media guidelines can be found here:

Document 5:  Social media guidelines

Data Protection Policy

In light of the changes caused by GDPR, we have created a Data protection policy which outlines how we use members' data at the club.

Document 6: Data Protection Policy

Welsh Athletics and British Athletics

Lliswerry Runners operates under the framework of both Welsh Athletics and British Athletics. Welsh Athletics aligns to the policies and procedures promoted by British Athletics which can be identified by following the link below:

Welsh Athletics also have a Welfare Officer, Steve Jones, who can be contacted on 02920 644870.

If you'd like to learn more about any of the above or get involved by becoming a first-aider, please do have a chat with Ruth or Martyn.  They're very friendly!

You can also find more information on governing and safeguarding procedures in athletics on the following websites: