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Snowsport Cymru Wales Safeguarding Update

December 22, 2016

Safeguarding and child protection has been in the headlines in recent months and we wanted to reassure our members that we are committed fully to the safeguarding of children involved in snow sports throughout Wales.


We have done this by having a robust safeguarding policy which is under constant review to ensure it is always current. Our policy can be found on our website, under the “About Us” page which carries a “Policies” tab.

We want our members to feel safe and encouraged to speak out should they become concerned about a child or young person, or someone’s behaviour towards a child. This can be done by contacting your club’s Child Welfare Officer. If he/she is unavailable or your concern relates to that person, do not hesitate to contact us here at the Snowsport Wales office on 02920 561904. Alternatively, you can email our lead officer Ian Fawcett at iandfawcett@hotmail.com or deputy lead officer Roxy Pullen at admin@snowsportwales.net

We also ensure that all instructors and coaches that are working with children have undergone a DBS check and this forms part of our wider safeguarding strategy.

We hope that in making our members aware of our policies and commitment to safeguarding children participating in snowsports in Wales, we will create a safe and enjoyable environment for all involved.


National Contacts for Safeguarding:

If you think a child is in immediate danger, please contact the Police on 999 or Children’s Social Care Services on 02920 536490 (office hours) / 02920 788 570 (Emergency Duty Team out of office hours).

Childline UK – 24 Hour helpline for children: 0800 1111

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre: 0870 000 3344

NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000

Child Protection in Sport Unit: 0116 366 5590

The CPSU (Child Protection in Sport Unit) website provides up to date advice, guidance and good practice on safeguarding children in sport. See https://thecpsu.org.uk

The NSPCC website also provides online resources and services for parents and those involved with children in sport, covering online safety, preventing abuse and child protection in the UK. See https://www.nspcc.org.uk/



029 20561904


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