Basingstoke Gymnastics Club
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.
Formerly known as Parents in Sport Week, the campaign will aim to help parents understand their crucial safeguarding role in their child’s sport.
Sport is safest when everyone plays their role in keeping children safe.
The new campaign will run year-round in partnership with the NSPCC, with a focused awareness week annually during the first week of October. In 2022, Keeping Your Child Safe in Sport week takes place 3 – 9 October.
This will support our aim to continue to provide information and resources to help parents to keep their children safe in sport throughout the year.
YOUR WELFARE TEAM
Your Welfare Team working to keep our gym safe and secure for all it's members
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.”
“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.”
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.
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 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 email@example.com. The email address is regularly monitored and one of our volunteer club welfare officers will respond to you.
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.