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.

Childline Guidance -

NSPCC Net Aware -

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. 


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.

Photo consent form for clubs

Photo consent form for events

Positive Imagery Poster - this editable poster can be displayed in spectator areas at both clubs and events. It is specifically aimed at those taking personal photographs i.e. on mobile phones. 

No Camera Zone Poster - this poster is designed to be displayed in changing rooms and any other areas where photography should not be taken i.e. toilets. This is editable to include club/event logos.


Planning Competitions and Events

How to plan before, during and for overnight stays.  


Safe Data Storage 

Best practice when holding individual’s data in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.