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 immediately.
Report the concern:
- In a sport setting: If you have a concern about something you have heard, witnessed, or have had disclosed to you by someone, then you should detail your concerns in the Safeguarding Concern form below, and send onto the Weightlifting Wales Safeguarding leads: Simon Roach & Hannah Powell (contact details can be found below) unless you believe there is immediate risk to someone, in which case you should always contact the emergency services.
- All licensed Weightlifting Wales Clubs have a male and a female Welfare officer who have undergone safeguarding training and are there for you to report concerns to if the matter involves a member of their club or an incident has occurred at the club itself.
- If the club or activity where there is concern isn’t licensed with Weightlifting Wales, you should report your concerns to the social services relevant to the area that the club is situated.
- If you are outside a sport setting: you should notify the local authorities, such as the social services relevant to the area, if you have a concern about someone, if you are not in a sport setting. It is still your duty to report a concern, even if this is outside your sport.
- If there's no one else available to help you, contact the police.
- If you are unsure of what to do, and there is no immediate risk to a person, you can contact the NSPCC or Weightlifting Wales safeguarding officers for advice.