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May 2018 - Introducing The Club's New Welfare Officer - Sheetal Dandgey

Hi, my name is Sheetal and I am ELR's newly appointed Welfare Officer. The interests of fellow club members are at the core of my role. I will ensure the club remains committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all our members so they can participate in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Therefore I shall be the point of contact for any relevant concerns our club members may have with regards to treatment of them or others, or with regards to the code of conduct. Finally, I want to further assure you that any incidents related to bullying or harassment will be dealt with promptly and effectively.

Help me to help you be okay and to enjoy every moment of being a member of ELR. I want to make sure that you are all safe and happy!

Members - Call me on 07800502214 if you want to have a chat or have any concerns.

e.mail contact - welfare@eastlondonrunners.org.uk

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - from 25th May 2018

A change in Government legislation regarding data protection called The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be in place from 25th May 2018.

The General Data Protection Regulation
When you become a member of or renew your membership with East London Runners you will automatically be registered as a member of England Athletics. We will provide England Athletics with your personal data which they will use to enable access to an online portal for you (called myAthletics). England Athletics will contact you to invite you to sign into and update your MyAthletics portal (which, amongst other things, allows you to set and amend your privacy settings). If you have any questions about the continuing privacy of your personal data when it is shared with England Athletics, please contact dataprotection@englandathletics.org.

At East London Runners we also store the personal data for each member, whether or not first claim, from our membership application form within our own systems on our membership database.

Photographic Policy

When you become a member of East London Runners, we assume that you consent to your photograph being taken at club events and competitions and that these images my be used on the club website and/or Facebook page.

If you object to a photograph that has been published on the above media, please contact us at webmaster@eastlondonrunners.org.uk and it will be removed immediately.

East London Runners - Code of Conduct

As an England Athletics Accredited Club, it is imperative that all athletes, coaches, volunteers and officials read and abide by all appropriate codes of conduct. If you feel in any way that others within the club are not following these codes of conduct then contact the Club Secretary as soon as possible.

See below and further details can be read on the EnglandAthletics Website at - www.englandathletics.org/athletics-clubs/i-help-to-run-a-club/welfare-everyones-responsibility/welfare-everyones-responsibility

Code of Conduct

East London Runners Code of Conduct including Social Media.

As a responsible athlete you will -

Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every athlete, coach, technical official and others involved in athletics and treat everyone equally.

Uphold the same values of sportsmanship off the field as you do when engaged in athletics.

Cooperate fully with others involved in the sport such as coaches, technical officials, team managers, doctors, physiotherapists, sport scientists and representatives of the governing body in the best interests of yourself and other athletes.

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.

Anticipate and be responsible for your own needs including being organised, having the appropriate equipment and being on time.

Inform your coach of any other coaching that you are seeking or receiving.

Always thank the coaches and officials who enable you to participate in athletics.

As a responsible Athlete, when participating in or attending any athletics activities, including training/coaching sessions and competition events you will -

Act with dignity and display courtesy and good manners towards others.

Avoid swearing and abusive language and irresponsible behaviour including behaviour that is dangerous to yourself or others, acts of violence, bullying, harassment and physical and sexual abuse.

Challenge inappropriate behaviour and language by others.
Never engage in any inappropriate or illegal behaviour.
Avoid destructive behaviour and leave athletics venues as you find them
Not carry or consume alcohol to excess and/or illegal substances.
Avoid carrying any items that could be dangerous to yourself or others excluding athletics equipment used in the course of your athletics activity.

Code of Conduct - Social Media

East London Runners respects all our member's rights to a private life. However, the Club must also ensure that confidentiality and it's reputation are protected at all times.

Any communications that Club Members make in a personal capacity through social media must not:

- bring the club into disrepute, for example, by: - making defamatory comments about individuals or other organisations or groups; posting political comments or images; - posting images that are inappropriate or links to inappropriate content; - being seen to support (for example by liking on Facebook or retweeting on Twitter) a comment or post that would fall into any of the above categories;

- breach confidentiality, for example by: - giving away information about an individual (such as a fellow volunteer or athlete) or organisation - revealing information held by the club where there would be reasonable expectation of confidentiality;

- breach copyright, for example by: - using someone elses images or written content without permission; or failing to give acknowledgement where permission has been given to reproduce something;

- do anything that could be considered discriminatory against, or bullying or harassment of, any individual, for example by: - making offensive or derogatory comments relating to sex, gender reassignment, race (including nationality), disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief or age; - using social media to bully another individual; or - posting images that are discriminatory or offensive.

Please also see the Guidelines given by England Athletics at

Anti Doping Code of Conduct

Membership of East London Runners/England Athletics assumes that you will comply with the UK Athletics Anti-Doping Guidelines, see below. Whilst most testing is carried out on International Athletes, you should be aware that by taking part in any event run under UK Athletics rules you are consenting to be available for testing.

Anti-Doping Guidelines. - www.britishathletics.org.uk/anti-doping/#