In light of recent media attention we are aware that clubs from across all sports may have increased anxiety about child protection. If this is the case, you can contact the SSS Lead Child Protection Officer (details below) or Safeguarding In Sport at 0141 419 1156 for advice, guidance and help.
Our advice to clubs with junior members would be to ensure that you have:
If somebody raises child protection concerns in relation to a coach / volunteer who is currently practicing then you should follow your ‘Responding to Concerns’ procedure. If it is a historical allegation then you should follow the same procedure and signpost the individual to Police Scotland on ‘101’. If you have a concern about a child’s immediate safety then this should be passed on to Police or Social Work.
For information on Safeguarding within Snowsport Scotland visit our Safeguarding Policy and related policies here or contact SSS Lead Safeguarding Officer, Graham Mounsey, on 07584 654870 or firstname.lastname@example.org.