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Safeguarding

The BAC is committed to protecting the welfare and interests of its members regardless of their age, gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or social-economic background.

We will always prioritise the safety and well-being of our members and will work in the system to promote a culture ensuring athletes are listened to and respected as individuals.

Please find below the BAC’s information on Safeguarding; which contains our procedures.

If you need immediate help with any issues raised around safeguarding then please contact the NSPCC’s national helpline on 0808 800 5000 or by text on 88858. The NSPCC also have a free textphone for people who are deaf or are hearing impaired on 18001 0808 800 5000, or you can go online at help@nspcc.org.uk

British Athletes Commission Safeguarding Officers

The BAC has a Lead Safeguarding Officer (currently the Athlete Support Manager) who takes responsibility for Safeguarding at the BAC. The Lead Officer has undertaken relevant training with the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit & Ann Craft Trust.

The Deputy Safeguarding Officer (currently the Director of Operations) shares the responsibility for Safeguarding with the Lead Safeguarding Officer & BAC Board. The BAC Board has a dedicated Safeguarding Champion.

Together, these three individuals provide advice, support and guidance for the organisation on all safeguarding and child protection issues.

All BAC employees have undertaken training on safeguarding. The organisation regularly reviews the training needs of staff and directors.

Certification

The BAC proudly achieved the advanced level of ‘Standards for Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport’ in August 2019.

NSPCC Helpline for Gymnastics

For further information on the NSPCC Helpline for reporting concerns of mistreatment in gymnastics, please visit the dedicated page here.

BAC contacts

If you have any concerns, please get in touch with our Lead Safeguarding Officer or Deputy Safeguarding Officer:

Hannah Dean
Athlete Support Manager and Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 07546 305867
Email: hannah.dean@britishathletes.org

or

Sarah Newton
Head of Operations and Designated Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 020 3126 4270
Email: sarah.newton@britishathletes.org

 

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The NSPCC has a specialist Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) that offers help and advice about safeguarding children in sport. The BAC is committed to supporting this work and has created a Child Safety Policy in consultation with the CPSU.

For link to CPSU click here >

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