Basingstoke Gymnastics Club

SAFEGUARDING

SAFEGUARDING

The Welfare team work with management, coaches and other staff members and volunteers towards the common goal of achieving and maintaining a positive, child-centered environment.

YOUR WELFARE TEAM

Your Welfare Team working to keep our gym safe and secure for all it's members

LISA HAYES

Lead Welfare Officer

“I have been volunteering for over 20 years now and have a lot of Safeguarding and Child Protection experience.  I have done a variety of different roles over the years including being a Foster Carer, Chair of Governors, Charity Trustee, Lay Member on Hampshire Safeguarding Childrens Board, Chairman of local Scout/Guide Group and lots more.  This is not my first time as a British Gymnastics Welfare Officer, as I have previously been a Welfare Officer at other gymnastics clubs that my daughters have either trained or coached at.  I am really looking forward to working alongside everyone at Basingstoke Gymnastics Club.”

EMMA GRANT

Welfare Officer

“I have worked in the charitable sector for over 12 years working primarily with groups vulnerable adults and young people, I have extensive safeguarding experience and I am excited to be able to bring my knowledge and experience to support the club and the role of Welfare officer. I am a huge advocate of a person-centred approach and I am looking forward to working with the gymnasts, parents and coaches to ensure the welfare of all involved at BGC. I am also a mum of two gymnasts at the club, I had been looking for a way that I could offer my support and when the welfare position came up it was the perfect fit! “

SIMON HOCKHAM

Welfare Officer

“Having recently become an ‘ex grassroots football coach’ serving the Basingstoke community for over the past 12 year’s, I decided that I wanted to offer my help and support in a new role, so when the Welfare opportunity came about, I jumped at the chance to join! Hoping to bring some of my knowledge of working with Children and welfare along with me. I’m also a parent of two Elite gymnasts within the Aerobics Squad and have been part of the BGC family since 2012, Not quite sure where I get my time from as I also sit on the clubs fundraising committee.”

JULIE MASH

Welfare Officer

“I’ve been working as a receptionist at Basingstoke Gymnastics for nearly 10 years, known as an empathetic,  attentive, bubbly personality.  I’m excited to ensure our club embraces a child centred approach, bringing their thoughts and ideas to the forefront of our decision making process.”

Welfare policies

The Welfare team have developed up to date policies and procedures for Basingstoke Gymnastics Club. Click the links below to download your copy for review.

about

The Welfare Team are currently reviewing the Club’s policies and procedures where they relate to the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults who attend the club. Please bear with us as we update these policies which will be available for members and the public to view on this page shortly.

If you believe a child is in imminent danger, please call the police on the emergency 999 telephone number.

If you would like to contact the Welfare Team about any issue relating to the welfare, safeguarding or protection of a child, young person or vulnerable adult, please email welfare@basingstokegym.co.uk.  The email address is constantly monitored and will be reviewed within 24 hours by a welfare officer.

The CPSU (Child Protection in Sport) unit of the NSPCC has a helpline for concerns regarding bullying or abuse in gymnastics. 

Their number is 0800 056 0566.

If you would be interested in becoming a volunteer welfare officer at the club please take a look at our job description and email the welfare team for further information welfare@basingstokegym.co.uk

Welfare Concern/Incident Reporting

Fill in the form below to report a concern to our welfare team.

All your reports are private to our welfare team only.

We will reply as soon as we can.