ECGA ensure that all ethical standards are upheld within gymnastics and ensure the sport is safe and accessible for all. Welfare officers are someone that you can feel safe to talk to and ensure confidentiality is maintained. Any information that you share with a welfare officer is only shared on a genuine ‘need to know’ basis
The ECGA also produce a Club Welfare Officers newsletter periodically, the latest of which can be viewed CWO News Issue 22.
You can also download the Regional Complaints Procedure here.
Regional Statutory Agency Contacts
County Welfare Officers
Contact: 07703 237 645
Contact: 07977 648 083
Regional Welfare Officers
British Gymnastics Safeguarding
07394 563 170
As you may or may not be aware UK Safer Internet Centre run an annual initiative to raise awareness of using social media safely. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to promote across our clubs and educate safe use by all. The initiative has a great deal of resources for schools, parents and other organisations.
British Gymnastics would like to support the initiative, to promote awareness around the subject to increase knowledge and skills in using social media in an appropriate manner. Our professional use and educating everyone in the use of social media is vital to ensure we are effectively safeguarding our children.
Any feedback from the initiative would be greatly received and should you require any support or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Safeguarding Officers (South- Catherine Wall email@example.com, North- Helen Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org, East- email@example.com or the Safeguarding Team firstname.lastname@example.org)
(If your club does promote, please don’t forget to Tweet #SID2018 or #saferinternetday and tag BG which is @BGCommunity).
pdf Facebook safety checklist (842 KB)
pdf Instagram safety checklist (354 KB)
pdf Snap chat safety checklist (425 KB)
pdf Twitter safety checklist (1.10 MB)
pdf Keeping child safe online (732 KB)