Child protection and wellbeing

At scottishathletics we believe that all children who take part in in our sport are entitled to do so in a fun and safe environment.

We work in partnership with sportscotland, Children 1st, Disclosure Scotland and Volunteer Scotland Disclosure Services (VSDS), to continuously improve knowledge and practice in child protection and wellbeing at all levels of our sport.

In this section you will find scottishathletics Child Protection Policy as well as the Codes of Conduct and Welfare Toolkit, which contains up-to-date guidelines for clubs and individuals. Clubs are encouraged to adopt the Child Protection Policy within their own procedures.

For further information on welfare, please contact the welfare team at or contact the office on 0131 476 7328.

If you have an immediate and serious concern about the safety of a child, contact the police on either 101 or 999.

To view the documents click on each of the headings below, and download links will appear.

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Child wellbeing and protection policy

scottishathletics child protection policy 2018 (pdf)

Codes of conduct

Scottish Athletics Codes of Conduct Booklet (.pdf)

Recruitment and PVG

1. Safe Recruitment Process
2. PVG-Briefing-for-sports-organisations
3. Guidance Notes_New Application To Join PVG Scheme

3.1 Sample_New Application to Join PVG Scheme form

4. Guidance Notes_Existing PVG Member Application
4.1 Sample_Existing PVG Member Application Form
5. Self-declaration form
6. ID Checklist
7. Secondary Org Contract Scottish Athletics Ltd
8. Secondary Org Contract Completion Guidance

Welfare toolkit

Adult to Child Ratios
Club Partnership with Parents Form
Clubhouses and Changing Rooms
Collection by Parents
Communication Technology
First Aid and the Treatment of Injuries
Managing Challenging Behaviour
Physical Contact
Preventing and Responding to Bullying Behaviour
Procedures for the use of photographs
Sexual Activity
Transporting Children
Trips Away From Home
Useful Contacts and Websites
Volunteers aged 17 years or under
Welfare Officer Role Description

Responding to a concern

Information for children and young people

a. Child Abuse Defintions Signs and Indicators
b. GIRFEC and Wellbeing Indicators
c. Child Concern Report Form
d. General Incident Report Form
e. Procedures for responding to a concern about a child
f. Flowchart for responding to a concern about a child
g. Procedures for responding to concerns about the conduct of a member of staff or volunteer
h. Reviewing the management of a concern

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