HEALEY DRIVERS’ CLUB – Social Media Policy

The Healey Drivers’ Club, hereafter referred to as the HDC, recognises that social media is an important tool for all club members to engage with each other and the club.

The HDC encourages club members to use social media and other channels to promote themselves, the club, the clubs events and the sport.

The HDC provides a service to all members by actively utilising Facebook as well as its website to promote its work and activities.

The organisation is committed to providing a safe, fair and fun online space for HDC members. This includes safeguarding the welfare of young people who engage with the organisation on any social media and websites used by the HDC

The HDC recognises that this policy can be continuously developed and will review this document again by September 2025 or after the outcome of any serious issue or incident as a result of the use of social media sites by the HDC community.

The Policy outlines:

  • The social media channels managed by the HDC members
  • How The HDC manages its social media channels and who is responsible
  • The principles that The HDC follow in monitoring all channels
  • Reporting procedures to follow if any abusive or illegal content or activity has been identified by the HDC members, Motorsport UK or community members

Our team closely moderates our online community across all digital platforms and ensure the interaction and engagement on our social media channels are in line with our policy.

This policy is endorsed by the Club’s Committee and it has regulatory status.

The HDC will be active on third party social networking sites which are known to engage with young people and vulnerable adults, as follows:



The Healey Drivers’ Club webmaster is responsible for managing the Club website, and the treasurer is currently responsible for managing the Club Facebook page, and therefore jointly responsible for :

  • The day-to-day management of the HDC social media platforms commissioned or operated by the organisation
  • Establishing acceptable standards for the privacy and moderation of the service and will work with the HDC Club Safeguarding Officer and Motorsport UK’s Head of Safeguarding to establish any other safeguards required
  • Ensuring that any Club committee members, ordinary members, or partners abide by the rules and regulations of the HDC , in that any comments posted are not, or may not be conceived as: offensive, insulting, abusive, threatening, racist, discriminatory or may cause offence or harm to others, including club officials, Motorsport UK Clubs/groups or any person(s) associated with the activities of the Club or Motorsport UK
  • Deciding which links will appear on the HDC website and social media channels and the acceptability of access to other sites
  • Establishing acceptable use policy and will refer to the Club Safeguarding Officer and/or the Motorsport UK Head of Safeguarding and Regulatory Counsel/Disciplinary Officer after incidents of misuse
  • Initial interface with the Club Safeguarding Officer and/or Motorsport UK Head of Safeguarding
  • Monitoring legally approved use of the HDC content of any third-party websites used by the club

The Healey Drivers’ Club webmaster is responsible for monitoring the Club website, and the treasurer is currently responsible for monitoring the Club Facebook page, and therefore jointly responsible for :

  • Monitoring the acceptable use policy and clarify unacceptable behaviour including harassment, defamation, discrimination, abuse, bullying and obscene or abusive language, the uploading of libellous, defamatory, obscene, illegal or violent material, or depicting nudity. This list is not exhaustive, and the club may wish to add additional issues
  • Referring any breaches of this policy to the Club Safeguarding Officer and/or Motorsport UK’s Head of Safeguarding and the Regulatory Counsel/Disciplinary Officer, and who in turn may refer any breach of conduct obligations to the Motorsport UK National Court whether for disciplinary purposes or for an Inquiry

If you have any concerns about online behaviours, there are a number of different avenues for reporting as listed below, you can also discuss your concerns with the Club’s Safeguarding Officer.  

Any incidents of unacceptable behaviour including but not limited to harassment or discrimination, or the use of obscene or abusive language should be reported via the Race with Respect website.

Any incidents of online bullying, abuse, grooming or other behaviours which impact on the welfare or wellbeing of children or young people must be reported to the safeguarding team via email.

If you have concerns that material being posted is libellous, defamatory, or illegal report it to the legal department via email.

May 2024