Safeguarding Procedure

Safeguarding Issues

All issues relating to Child Protection or Safeguarding should in the first instance be reported to the Club Welfare Officer. All matters will be dealt with promptly and confidentially

The Welfare officer will then look into the complaint, in accordance with the NSPCA/BG Child Protection Procedures, and make a note of the outcome

The Welfare Officer will report to the Director that a complaint has been made but may not disclose the nature of the complaint or the names of the people involved if not appropriate. You will be made aware if the Director needs to be informed

Ways of making contact

You can raise your concerns in person by dropping into the gym or arranging a meeting

You can phone if you are not comfortable discussing the issue in person (01423 874793)

 The email address for our welfare, safeguarding, and protection officers can be found below

You can send a letter anonymously highlighting your concerns - however, please be aware that it is much more difficult to address the problem if we cannot contact the person who has noticed it.

Please remember that these guidelines are for children as well as parents. It doesn't matter who makes the report, or how old they are, everyone's concerns are equally important and will be treated seriously

Key People:

The Club's Welfare, Safeguarding and Protection Officers are :

Julia McMurrough and Lucy Martin

Your welfare officers’ contact email is:

safeguarding@harrogategymnastics.co.uk