Policies

Here you will find Snowsport Scotland's policies on various matters including Membership, Courses and Governance. Simply click on the relevant link to view. This page will be updated as new/amended policies are made available. If there are any policies that you cannot find please email info@snowsportscotland.org

Draft Articles of Association and Regulations - Update 18/08/2017

This version of the draft Articles shows tracked changes made to the previously published version (shown below)

This note seeks to explain the changes made to the draft Articles, following the most recent round of consultation meetings.

Sportscotland Position

The following bullet points articulate Sportscotland’s position in relation to these governance matters:

  • sportscotland is fully supportive of the need for the Board of Snowsport Scotland to revise the organisation’s Articles of Association. The sportscotland SGB Governance Framework, which is based upon the Nolan principles of good governance, outlines best practice for Board composition.  This includes a mix of appointed and elected Directors, as this provides a good balance between Directors with knowledge and experience of the sport and Directors with specific skill sets and an independent view.
  • sportscotland is committed to access for all and would encourage any SGB to offer a wide range of membership choices. This will provide opportunities for everyone with an interest in a sport to become involved and have a say in shaping its future.
  • One of the key priority areas within sportscotland’s 2015-19 Corporate Plan is collaboration and impact. We would encourage SGBs to establish a mechanism where by all key partners and potential partners can work together to develop the sport at national and regional level. sportscotland sees the SSS proposal to establish national and regional forums and an effective committee structure as a replacement for the SSS Council as a positive step forward, which will offer a vehicle for a wider range of parties, such as commercial providers and local authorities, to contribute and work together to develop snowsports in Scotland

Next Steps

The SSS Board will soon be considering a final proposal for a new membership structure and once this has been approved, the Board will call a General Meeting, providing the necessary notice and detail.

Draft Articles of Association and Regulations

Articles of Association

Policies

Coaching Scheme Registrations

Courses

Safeguarding

Snowsport Scotland is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in their care - we want children and young people to stay safe and have fun while taking part in snowsports. 

Please follow the links below to view specific policies.

For further information with regards to Safeguarding and Child Protection contact our Lead Child Protection Officer:
Graham Mounsey
graham@snowsportscotland.org
Telephone: 0131 625 4405
Mobile: 07584 654 870

For general help and advice you can contact:
Safeguarding in Sport: www.safeguardinginsport.org.uk 

To find club guidance all in one place either visit the above website or click here to access the 'Child Wellbeing & Protection in Sport - Club Guidance' document from Safeguarding in Sport which includes help and templates for sports clubs.

Need help now?
If a child's immediate safety is at risk, contact the local police or social work department for advice. 
More information can be found at http://www.children1st.org.uk/help-and-advice/concerned-about-a-child/.