Welfare & Safeguarding Officer
Role: Welfare Officer
Year Appointed: 2021
Year Joined BHC: 1980s
"I started playing hockey with BHC when I was a little whipper snapper, back in the 1980’s. I had the privilege of playing with the ladies 1st team, where their encouragement and advice, pushed and led me to play for a few different teams; Oxford City Rover and then onto Southgate. But like everyone, there is something about BHC than calls you back.
I met my husband on the hockey pitch and all my children play hockey in varying capacities. My girls are still resisting the call citing netball as their favourite! But that will change! BHC has a special breed of people amongst it, ones that become lifelong friends.
I currently dabble with playing hockey but have turned my support to BHC as Welfare and Safeguarding Officer.
I am a primary school teacher with an interest in social, emotion and mental health of children and have trained as a designated safeguarding lead. With the impact from COVID, it is so important to look after our mental and physical health.
Everyone in hockey has a responsibility to safeguard and protect young people. My key role is to support BHC to promote good safeguarding practice across the club, to be the named point of contact along with Simon for all members of the Hockey Family. I hope to bring my experience and knowledge to support Simon and the club in our role as Welfare and Safeguarding Officers."