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East Mids Welfare Team

The East Midlands have 3 appointed volunteer regional welfare officers and we work on behalf of safeguarding and compliance at British Gymnastics.

The region follows BG safeguarding policies and by visiting the safeguarding section that can be accessed via the main BG home page you can download all policies.

If you need help, support and advice or have concerns please speak to your clubs welfare officer in the first instance, their details should be readily available and on display at your club. The regional welfare team are always available to listen to both gymnasts, parents, coaches, other club members and to support the club welfare officers. We can be contacted in the following ways.

We are hoping to start running some workshops to offer further support and professional development to club welfare officers in the near future.

Linda Thompson – welfare lead & available at most women’s artistic events - 07745648113 -

Jenni Harris – representative on the executive & available at most women’s artistic events - 07740087208 -

Tony Ford – Tutor -

Supporting us from BG on a more local basis is Helen Murphy the safeguarding officer for the North of and she can be contacted on or you can speak to the team at British Gymnastics by ringing 0345 129 7129 and asking for safeguarding and compliance or email

Useful links are
British Gymnastics safeguarding page

Safeguarding children in sport website here is where you will find the Magic Kit video – a great resource to show all the adults both working in your club and parents of gymnasts. 

Child line 0800 1111 if you have a serious concern and can’t get hold of anyone listed above child line will give you good advice and support.

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