Weightlifting Wales is committed to safeguarding people participating in the sport, it is therefore vital that everyone involved in Weightlifting Wales, including coaches, volunteers and staff, are aware of their duty to safeguard the interest of young and vulnerable people.
Sport should be a fun, enjoyable and safe part of every participant’s life.
If you have concerns about the welfare of a child / vulnerable person:
Is the child / vulnerable person in immediate danger or are they injured?
- If yes -> contact the emergency services
Report the concern:
- If you're affiliated to a national governing body: every club should have a male and female welfare officer. If you do not know who this is, ask the club owner - if this is not possible, contact the NGB directly. Weightlifting Wales have two Safeguarding leads: Simon Roach & Hannah Powell (contact details can be found below)
- If your club or activity isn’t affiliated to a governing body, you can seek support from the active partnership (previously county sports partnership) or your local children’s social care (social services)
- If there's no one else available to help, contact the police
It's not your responsibility to decide whether or not a child is being abused, but it is your responsibility to act if you have concerns. No action is not an option.
Upcoming Safeguarding Courses: