At Cumbernauld AAC, we strive to provide a positive and supportive environment in which all our members can safely enjoy athletics. Welfare Officers promote and champion child protection and wellbeing at the club, encourage good practice and are a key point of contact for anyone with concerns or needing support or guidance. The role description for the Welfare Officer can be found here: WelfareOfficerRoleDescription
The Welfare Officers for Cumbernauld AAC are Catriona Pettigrew-Smith and Barry Connal. If you need to discuss anything with them, they can usually be found at training on a club night, or can be contacted on: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07947 681860.
At Cumbernauld AAC we adhere to all Scottish Athletics polices, such as Health and Safety, Child Protection and Codes of Conduct.
All our coaches, parent volunteers and any other adults working with the club will have completed a Protecting Vulnerable Groups check, to ensure the highest standards of safety for your child. Details of the PVG scheme can be found here.
At Cumbernauld AAC, we adopt and adhere to the policies, procedures and guidance provided by our National Governing Body (NGB) – Scottish Athletics. This includes Child Protection and Wellbeing, Anti-Bullying, Codes of Conduct, Equality, and Health and Safety.
Published here are the policies, codes of conduct and good practice guidelines of Cumbernauld AAC. Should you wish to consult them, just click on the appropriate link.
Child Protection and Wellbeing
Child Protection Policy: Scottish-Athletics-Ltd-Child-Protection-Policy
What to do if you have a concern about the welfare of a child
If you have a concern about the welfare of a child, this must be taken seriously and responded to immediately. Cumbernauld AAC adheres to Scottish Athletics guidance in regard to the Procedure for Responding to a Concern About a Child, which can be found here: Respondingtoaconcernaboutachild
The Concern must be reported to a Club Welfare Officer, and recorded on a Child Concern Report Form: ChildConcernReportForm
Club Welfare Officers:
- Catriona Pettigrew Smith / Barry Connal: 07947681860 or email@example.com
Cumbernauld Social Work:
- 01236 638700, or outwith office hours contact the social work emergency service on 0800 121 4114.
If the Child is in Immediate Danger, call Police Scotland on 999.
Other useful Addresses and Websites can be found here: UsefulContactsandWebsites
Flowchart For Responding to a Child Wellbeing or Protection Concern: Flowchartforrespondingtoaconcernaboutachild
Codes of Conduct
Codes of Conduct provide guidance for clubs and individuals to think about and monitor how they, and others, conduct themselves in their roles. The Codes let everyone know what they can expect from the club coaches and volunteers, but also what standard of behaviour is expected from club members, athletes and parents. Details of Cumbernauld AAC’s Codes of Conduct can be found here:
Junior Athletes (under 18)
Cumbernauld AAC supports the principle of sports equality and will endeavour to ensure that everyone who wishes to be involved in athletics has equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, without regard to their age, sex, gender identity, disability, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, religion, race, socioeconomic status or sexual orientation.
At Cumbernauld AAC, everyone can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected, and in particular that they are able to enjoy their sport without the threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment or abuse.
The Equality Guidance provided to clubs by Scottish Athletics can be found here: https://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Equality-Guidance-for-Clubs.pdf
Good Practice Guidelines
Concern / Complaint / Grievance Procedure: Procedure ConcernComplaintGrievance
Incident/Complaint/Grievance Report Form: IncidentComplaintGrievanceReportForm
Managing Challenging and Inappropriate Behaviour: Managing Challenging Inappropriate Behaviour
Adult: Child: GPG AdulttoChildRatios
Physical Contact: GPG PhysicalContact
Sexual Activity: GPG Sexual Activity Grooming
First Aid: GPG FirstAidandtheTreatmentofInjuries
Collection by Parents/Carers: GPG CollectionbyParents
Transporting Kids: GPG TransportingChildren
- Communicating with Young People: GPG Social Media Communicating with Young People
- Club: GPG Social Media Clubs
- Athletes: https://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/SAL-Social-Media-Guidelines-191016.pdf
- Zoom use for Online Meetings: Additional-advice-when-using-Zoom-for-online-meetings
Use of Photographs, Film and Video:GPG Use Of PhotographsFilmsVideo
Trips Away From Home: Trips-Away-From-Home
Volunteers Aged 17 and Under: Sexual Activity: GPG Volunteers aged 16 17
Health and Safety Policy
Currently being updated
Details of our membership policy can be found here:
Details of our Privacy Notice can be found here:
If you have any questions about any aspect of welfare, please speak directly to Catriona or Barry on any club night, or fill in this contact form and we will get back to you shortly.