Gymnastics, like other sporting activities, provides fun-filled, hugely valuable life experiences for children, young people and adults. 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 participants - at whatever level of participation. VGA has adopted, and works extremely closely within, the policies and guidelines of Welsh Gymnastics, British Gymnastics and Disability Sport Wales.
Our Disability Sport Wales InSport accreditation and our British Gymnastics GymMark accreditation indeed confirm 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.
We recognise 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 four Welfare Officers: Dawn Jarman, Tracy Bound, Natalie Amphlett and Marie Jarman. You may see our Officers around our venues - they may also be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org / 01495 248070
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.