About Safeguarding

In order to ensure a safe environment Scottish Gymnastics is committed to not only developing policies and procedures but to providing help, guidance, education and training opportunities for clubs.

Clubs have a duty of care not only to the children and young people in their club but also to the coaches, helpers and officials working within the club.  By adhering to the policies and procedures set by Scottish Gymnastics and adopting best practice, the risk of harm should be reduced and allow all those participating in gymnastics to enjoy a safe, fun and positive experience.

Safeguarding training through Scottish Gymnastics is mandatory for all those working with children, young people and protected adults whether in a paid or voluntary capacity. 

For parents and carers looking at a gymnastics club for their child, please read our 10 safeguarding questions parents and carers should ask a gymnastics club.

Mental Wellbeing


We’re all trying to adapt to the challenges that Covid-19 is bringing to our lives.  With this comes a sense of loss on a variety of levels that are alien to our daily lives.  The sportscotland Institute of Sport has put this self-help guide together to help with loss and bereavement which we think you’ll find useful.

> sportscotland Institute of Sport Loss of Bereavement guide

If you need to talk to someone about how you are feeling there are links to organisations on our contacts & links page you can choose to contact.