GBWR is wholly committed to creating a safe and positive environment for participants of all ages within our sport. We have robust and established safeguarding procedures in place and will continue to respond positively to anyone raising concerns. We have worked closely with the Child Protection in Sport Unit and are currently working to achieve the NSPCC’s National Advanced Standards for Safeguarding and Protecting Children in sport. We recognise the additional vulnerability of disabled children and adults and are committed to working in partnership with the statutory agencies to ensure that the safeguarding of children and adults at risk is prioritised at all times. We also recognise the power of wheelchair rugby to promote achievement, self-esteem, independence and improvements in physical and mental health. Our network of Club Welfare Officers are key to ensuring that best practice is promoted, and the voices of disabled participants are heard, to support continuous improvement and appropriate responses at all levels of our sport.
GBWR encourages a safe and supportive environment through adoption of its Codes of Conduct for those in and connected to the sport:
Here you can read the briefing on disability sport:
Here you can download copies of our policies and guidance on safeguarding:
Available here are forms, which use of promotes good safeguarding practice:
For more information on how GBWR deals with safeguarding concerns please see the Safeguarding reporting flowchart:
Safeguarding also extends to ensuring you are only sharing personal details (particularly those of children and adults at risk) when appropriate – the CPSU recommend following the 7 Golden Rules for Information Sharing as set out by HM Government. You can download a copy of the guidance here:
If you have a concern about a child’s welfare or safety please contact GBWR’s Lead Safeguarding Officer (Acting), Gill Camina at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07860 874 809.
For general queries relating to safeguarding, please contact David Pond at email@example.com.
Club Welfare Officers
07821 395 125
07805 855 412
01531 822 444
0781 772 3867
0788 2077 227
077 0404 5037
07891 573 944
Ospreys Wheelchair Rugby
07944 209 017
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru
07855 317 241
07557 389 404
Stoke Mandeville Maulers
West Coast Crash
07584 197 146
West Country Hawks
0787 659 4588
Woodbridge Wheeled Warriors
07815 555 664
GB Elite Team
Resources for Parents
The Child Protection in Sport Unit offers the following resources for parents:
Promoting Positive Parental Behaviour in Sport
My Magic Sports Kit
If you are unable to contact the GBWR Safeguarding Officer, or wish to speak to someone else about the issue, please find some useful contact details below:
24 hour free and confidential telephone Helpline that provides counselling, information and advice to anyone concerned about a child at risk of ill treatment or abuse.
0808 800 5000
A Confidential crisis telephone counselling service for children, young people and adults.
020 8541 1177
Local Victim Support services provide emotional support, information and practical help for victims and witnesses.
The UK’s free online specialised child protection resources, a general list of 1,000 self-help organisations within the UK.