Contacting our Welfare Officer
Janet Heaton is the club’s welfare officer, as a primary school teacher Jan has a vast professional experience in child protect and safeguarding along with the relevant certificates required by British Gymnastics.
Jan, who also sits on the club’s management committee has been the clubs welfare officer for over 10 years and a club volunteer for over 20.
The safety and well being of all club member are Jan’s upmost priority and Jan ensures that any enquiries or concerns you have are dealt with impartially and effectively.
Who can raise/report a concern to the welfare team?
Anyone can speak to our welfare team; this includes gymnasts, parents, coaches, management or general public.
Please be aware that all conversations are kept confidential, however if any information is disclosed to the welfare team, they will need to log this and act appropriately. This may result in the Welfare Officer speaking with other members of the team or Regional Welfare Officers etc.
What can I speak to the welfare team about?
You can speak with our welfare officer about virtually anything, even if you don't think it is related to gymnastics and/or the Club.
You may wish to speak with our welfare officer about:
Child protection concerns
Issues at home
Emergency contact details and arrangements
How can I report a concern to the welfare team?
You can report any concerns or incidents to the welfare team via:
Emailing as much detail as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaking to our Welfare Officer, Jan Heaton either in person or on 07748 945926
Ask the office to contact Jan
If you feel that your concern can’t be dealt with by WGC’s welfare officer then you can contact either the Regional Welfare Team or the Health, safety and welfare department at British Gymnastics.