Safeguarding Officer

P.H.D FUNdamentals has their very own Safeguarding Officer, Sarah Stolkes. Sarah is a coach of Lothian Springers Trampoline Club in Edinburgh. 


The role of the Safeguarding Officer is to
•  Ensure all persons working with children, young people, and vulnerable adults at the club are fully aware of what is required of them within the guidelines of Scottish Gymnastics Code of Practice and safeguarding policy and procedures
•  Conduct the administrative work associated with the safe recruitment of coaches, helpers and officials, including PVG applications (verify ID documentation) ensuring Scottish Gymnastics procedures are followed consistently
•  Be the first point of contact for coaches, helpers, parents, and gymnasts on any issues concerning safeguarding and the wellbeing of the club members, (poor practice, or potential alleged abuse)
•  Act as adviser to the club’s management committee on matters of policy and procedures related to safeguarding
•  Ensure that all coaches, helpers, chaperones, and officials, attend relevant safeguarding courses
•  Ensure that all incidents are correctly recorded and reported in accordance with Scottish Gymnastics policy and procedures
•  Ensure confidentiality is maintained and information is only shared on a genuine ‘need to know’ basis


Should you have a welfare concern please feel free to contact Sarah below if a coach is not available to discuss.