Our aim is to ensure all young people who participate in gymnastics have a safe, fun, positive experience in the sport and are able to fulfil their potential.
British Gymnastics is committed to providing information and training opportunities for those working with children in gymnastics in order to help ensure a safe environment.
How will Safeguarding and Child Protection affect me?
The BG Safeguarding and Protecting Policy provides a framework for all those involved in gymnastics to meet their duty of care towards young people and are mandatory for all BG members (except where there are home country variations arising from legislative differences). Any individual or organisation that is providing a service to BG must also demonstrate that they comply with these standards. As part of our commitment to best practice in the care of children, BG expects all of its members to comply with the policy.
BG requires all coaches and relevant volunteers who are aged 16 and above who work or volunteering with children or protected adults to complete BG recognised Safeguarding training and a criminal record check (Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in England and Wales and Access NI checks in Northern Ireland). It is also a requirement for these to be updated every 3 years to ensure it is consistent with the changes in law and legislation.
British Gymnastics also works closely with the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) and has met the Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced levels of the NSPCC CPSU Standards for Safeguarding Children in Sport.
To view policies and documents relating to Safeguarding and Protecting Children please click the links below
Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy
Safeguarding Children – Abuse & Poor Practice
pdf Safeguarding Children – Safe Environment (421 KB)
Safeguarding Children – Safe Recruitment
Safeguarding Glossary of Terms
If you have a concern relating to Safeguarding and Protecting Children and wish to make a report to British Gymnastics please complete the Child Protection Incident form below.
Child Protection Incident Form