The Equality Act 2010 sets out nine protected characteristics under which protection and redress are afforded. These are: Age, Disability, Gender reassignment, Marriage and civil partnership, Pregnancy and maternity, Race, Religion or belief, Sex & Sexual orientation.
Larkhall YMCA Harriers prides its self on being a safe space for everyone to take part in the sport of athletics. We operate a zero tolerance policy towards, bullying, social exclusion or abuse of any kind and we will deal with any such reports robustly. This not only applies to our athletes, but also our coaches, volunteers and any persons who we as a club come into contact with in the course of our activities.
Larkhall YMCA Harriers has adopted Scottish Athletics Adult and Child Safeguarding Policies, the Equality Policy and the Codes of Conduct. Copies of these are available here or for members on request at the club by asking a committee member.
If you or your child has concerns regarding any welfare issues we would encourage you to report it immediately to one of the welfare officers or use the forms below to report a concern.
Fill in the contact form to the Welfare Team. This option also allows anonymous reporting.
Please note, using this method means your report can be read by any member of the Welfare Team.
We are committed to resolving any matters quickly and fairly, however if you feel that a matter has not been dealt with appropriately or you do not feel safe approaching a member of our welfare team, Scottish Athletics have their own Welfare Officer, who is completely independent and impartial.
A word on Welfare from Scottish Athletics:
"At scottishathletics we believe that all children and adults at risk who take part in in our sport are entitled to do so in a fun and safe environment.
We work in partnership with UK Athletics, sportscotland, Children 1st, Disclosure Scotland and Volunteer Scotland Disclosure Services (VSDS), to continuously improve knowledge and practice in our approach to safeguarding.
On our website you will find scottishathletics safeguarding policies and procedures, the corresponding safeguarding regulations as well as the Codes of Conduct, safe recruitment guidance and the Safeguarding Toolkit, which contains up-to-date guidelines for clubs and individuals. Clubs are required to adopt the safeguarding policies and procedures.
For further information on welfare, please contact the Welfare team."
To contact the Scottish Athletics Welfare Officer email firstname.lastname@example.org or click below to view the Scottish Athletics Welfare pages.