Best Practice Guidance

Safe D includes both new and revised documents that cover a number of areas within hockey. These documents will be constantly updated to ensure they provide the most up to date guidance.

Good Practice

Providing guidance for issues such as changing rooms, transport, supervision ratios, additional vulnerability, communication etc.



Highlighting all forms of bullying, how to prevent it and what actions to take if it occurs.


Social Media 

Social media provides a great communication opportunity from clubs to National Governing Bodies. To find out more about using social media, take a look at our guidance.

Juniors in Senior Teams

Our new guidance is aimed at senior coaches/captains and parents and highlights a number of topics such as over training, willingness to play, playing positions, and parent pressure. 


Changing Room Poster

Example of a poster showing good practice in regard to adult players sharing changing rooms with under 18's. Poster provided by City of Peterborough Hockey Club.

Parent Code of Conduct

Example of a parent code of conduct. Document provided by Saffron Walden Hockey Club.

WhatsApp: Guidance for its use

The app is a popular communication tool used in hockey. This guidance highlights the do's and don'ts for safe and effective use.



Guidance on implementing good practice on taking and use of photographic and recorded images. The following photo consent forms can be adapted.


Planning Competitions and Events

How to plan before, during and for overnight stays.  


Video Conferencing and Livestreaming

Guidance on the use of applications that allow young people to communicate by live video links.