Welfare

Gymnastics, like other sporting activities, can provide valuable life experiences for young people, and has the potential to offer significant opportunities for children to develop social skills, self-esteem, confidence, teamwork & leadership qualities that develop a well rounded individual.

It is recognised that the provision of a positive environment where young people are protected from harm is critical to ensure the best possible outcomes for young people and conducive to promoting high performance.  VGA has adopted and works extremely closely within the policies and guidelines of Welsh Gymnastics and British Gymnastics. Our GymMark accreditation from British Gymnastics indeed confirms that we provide a ‘safe, effective and child friendly environment.’  All of our staff and volunteers have received up-to-date Safeguarding and Protecting Children training and possess a clear enhanced DBS check. 

Despite our excellent communication & our professional approach there may be times when parents and / or gymnasts, volunteers and coaches have questions or queries which they would like to discuss.  In order to provide knowledgeable, experienced support the club has recruited and trained two welfare officers, Dawn and Kath.

If you need to contact a welfare officer their contact details and photos are displayed below and in the gym. Alternatively, please just ask at reception should you wish to speak to Dawn,Tracey or Natalie immediately. Alternatively, you may discuss your concerns with the VGA Manager, Melissa Anderson.

Email – vga-welfare@hotmail.co.uk                                               

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              Dawn Jarman                               Tracey Bound                        Natalie Amphlett

A copy of the British Gymnastics social media policy can also be found here.