Colchester School of Gymnastics is committed to ensuring that those working with children and vulnerable adults adopt best practice to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the participants, coaches and officials. Our coaches are trained under the British Gymnastics coaching award scheme. This also means that they are required to be insured, DBS checked and have completed a safeguarding course. We also have 8 staff members who have completed level 3 in first aid training and 6 of these are also level 3 paediatric first aid trained. These members of staff are also qualified to use our on site AED. We also have around 20 members of staff who have completed the Emergency First Response course.

Any concerns about child welfare should be reported directly to Sam Copping who is our Club Welfare Officer and can be contacted confidentially  on 07743 874832.

Information about Child Welfare in gymnastics can be found on the British Gymnastics website:  http://www.british-gymnastics.org/clubs/club-membership/ethics-welfare

If you are concerned about child welfare a free, private and confidential helpline is available via Child Line. More information can be found on their website:  http://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

Sam Copping