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 

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 we have a team of Welfare Officers who are also members of British Gymnastics and each hold a current Enhanced DBS.  In addition to this they have attended Mental Health Training,  Safeguarding & Protecting Children Course and Time to Listen Courses along with regular updates to enable them to be effective in their role.


We have a dedicated welfare email address:


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.


We know that people are finding the current Covid-19 situation difficult.  If you need someone to talk to or some advice, please see the links below.  There is always someone to listen.


Samaritans                ChildLine                     NSPCC