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 children, young people and adults at risk.
In 2022 new legislation was published, closing a loophole which had previously enabled some sport leaders to abuse their position of trust. (See 2.2 in Safeguarding Policy).
People who hold a position of trust; such as a coach, a welfare officer, an official or a member of staff within a club or organisation, have a responsibility for the welfare of the under 18's members of their club / organisation, and therefore should not engage in a sexual relationship with anyone within their care, who is under the age of 18 years old.
If you are concerned about the behaviour of someone who is in a position of trust, you can report this to:
- Your/your child's Club Welfare Officer
- Weightlifting Wales Safeguarding Officers (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
- British Weight Lifting Safeguarding Officer (Sue Ward - via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01132 249 402.)
- The Police