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Safeguarding

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.

For more information on how GBWR deals with safeguarding concerns please see the Child Protection in Sport Unit’s Safeguarding Reporting Procedures Flowchart

If you have a concern about a child’s welfare or safety please contact GBWR’s Lead Safeguarding Officer (Acting), Gill Camina at safeguarding@gbwr.org.uk or on 07860 874 809. Contact details for Club Welfare Officers and external contacts are below.

For general queries relating to safeguarding, please contact David Pond, Chief Executive, at david.pond@gbwr.org.uk.

Further information including policies, guidance, forms and upcoming training courses is available here.

Contacts

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:

Policies, Resources & Courses