At scottishathletics we believe that all children and adults at risk who take part in in our sport are entitled to do so in a fun and safe environment.
We work in partnership with UK Athletics, sportscotland, Children 1st, Disclosure Scotland and Volunteer Scotland Disclosure Services (VSDS), to continuously improve knowledge and practice in our approach to safeguarding.
In this section you will find scottishathletics safeguarding policies and procedures, the corresponding safeguarding regulations as well as the Codes of Conduct, safe recruitment guidance and the Safeguarding Toolkit, which contains up-to-date guidelines for clubs and individuals. Clubs are required to adopt the safeguarding policies and procedures.
For further information on welfare, please contact the Welfare team.
If you have an immediate and serious concern about the safety of a child, contact the police on either 101 or 999.
The Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures will help everyone to understand their responsibilities and recognise and report a concern about a child quickly and consistently.
The link to report a child safeguarding concern can be found by clicking the Report a Concern tab.
We will develop a culture of zero tolerance of harm to adults, with this policy and procedures being developed to help everyone to recognise adults who may be at risk and the circumstances, which may increase risk. This extends to recognising and reporting suspected harm both within our activities and in the community.
The link to report an adult safeguarding concern can be found by clicking the Report a Concern tab.
The 2021 revised codes take account of developments in national policy, guidance, and practice.
Every club, club member and anyone undertaking a relevant role must agree to abide by the codes of conduct either when they join a club as part of the club application process, or when they renew their club membership, or UKA licence.
In an emergency and/or if you are concerned that someone is in immediate risk of harm, please call the Police without delay on 999.
Please follow this link to report a safeguarding concern: SUBMIT A SAFEGUARDING CONCERN | UK Athletics
To ensure an appropriate response to a safeguarding concern that reflects both harm and risk, UKA in conjunction with the four Home Country Athletics Federations have agreed these Safeguarding Regulations.