Safeguarding & Wellbeing

Badminton Scotland is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in its care.

Safeguarding & Wellbeing

Child Protection

Badminton Scotland is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in its care.  We recognise the responsibility to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse and exploitation.

Badminton Scotland believes that all members, clubs and associations have a responsibility to help protect young people and incorporate good practice as an essential element to ensure that this happens.

It is a stated benefit of affiliation to Badminton Scotland that our members can access the services of Disclosure Scotland.

Should you require any further information, have concerns about the welfare of a child or wish to discuss any of the information outlined, please contact one of Badminton Scotland Child Wellbeing & Protection Officers:

Rita Yuan Gao, 07769 322166,

Nicky Waterson, 07398 121009,

10 STEPS: What has Badminton Scotland done to safeguard children in sport?

  1. Appointed a named contact to co-ordinate child protection within Badminton Scotland who has attended the Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport (CWPS) and the Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer (CWPO) courses.
  2. Adopted a Child Protection Policy at board level within Badminton Scotland.
  3. Identified any risks to children participating in our activities.
  4. Ensured all adults working with children in Badminton Scotland sign up to a Code of Conduct for working with children.
  5. Supported all adults working with children in Badminton Scotland to attend Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport (CWPS) or other basic child protection awareness workshops.
  6. Adopted and used an effective ‘recruitment and selection’ procedure to make sure new staff/volunteers have been carefully considered and vetted to do regulated work with children.
  7. Adopted ‘responding to concerns’ procedures to ensure that staff/volunteers get the appropriate help for a child or challenge the inappropriate conduct of any adults within Badminton Scotland.
  8. Adopted a ‘disciplinary’ procedure to ensure Badminton Scotland can deal with any inappropriate conduct or child abuse and, if necessary, refer any individual to Disclosure Scotland for consideration on the Children’s List.
  9. Adopted a procedure to review any child protection concerns which have arisen to ensure procedures are followed and appropriate action taken in the best interests of the child.
  10. Adopted ‘Safe in Care’ guidelines that are appropriate to Badminton Scotland’s activities, e.g. trips away from home, physical contact, adult to child ratios, ICT and social media.

Please see the links below for more information:

Child Wellbeing

Wellbeing is broader than child protection and how we tend to think about welfare.

To help make sure everyone – children, young people, parents, and the services that support them – has a common understanding of what wellbeing means, wellbeing is described in terms of eight indicators.

The eight wellbeing indicators are commonly referred to by their initial letters – SHANARRI.

Badminton Scotland will play our part to promote, support and safeguard children and young people’s wellbeing.

Key contacts:

Organisation Contact details Website
ChildLine 0800 1111
Safeguarding in Sport Service 0141 419 1156
CHILDREN 1ST 0131 446 2300
Badmintonscotland Child Protection Officer 0141 445 1218
Samaritans 08457 90 90 90
respectme (anti bullying) 0800 441111
ParentLine Scotland 0800 028 2233
sportscotland 0141 534 6500
NSPCC 24 hour helpline 0808 800 5000
With Scotland (for contact with Police & Social Services)
Police Scotland 101