NELGC subscribes to the principles of safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and aims to ensure that anyone participating at our gymnastics club is able to do so in a safe and child friendly environment. NELGC recognises its legal obligations under, and will abide by, the requirements of the BG Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy.
Every member of staff and volunteer working for NELGC has a responsibility to safeguard children.
At NELGC we promote a child-centred approach to the safeguarding and welfare of all our members. All of our coaches are fully qualified, have current British Gymnastics Membership (which includes insurance) and hold a current Enhanced DBS. They also have a recognised Safeguarding Award and all Level 2 coaches hold a Positive Coaching Award.
At the club our Club Welfare Officer is Tracy Hill. She is a member of British Gymnastics and holds a current Enhanced DBS. In addition to this she has attended Mental Health Training, Safeguarding & Protecting Children Course and Time to Listen Courses along with regular updates to enable her to be effective in their role. Our CWO maintains a strong relationship with our London Region Welfare Officer who can be called on to offer advice and support.
We are always seeking to expand our welfare provision, so if you would like to be part of the team in any capacity, we would love to hear from you.
We have a dedicated welfare email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
All emails sent to this email address will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. Please be aware that our Welfare Officers undertake the role in a voluntary capacity and your email may not get an immediate response.
Our dedicated policies can be found on our Policies and Procedures page.
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