A new eLearning course has been created by British Gymnastics for members to help show how to establish a safe learning environment for adults at risk involved in gymnastics.
An adult at risk is any person who is aged 18 years or over and at risk of abuse or neglect because of their needs for care and or support.
This week (15th – 21st November) is Safeguarding Adults Week, a time for organisations to raise awareness of the importance of safeguarding adults at risk, promoting best practice.
The new eLearning has been developed in response to feedback from our community, signalling the need for a dedicated resource for this audience.
This online resource is aimed at welfare officers, safeguarding leads, club/facility managers, coaches and volunteers who work with adults in their club or venue.
Within the eLearning, participants will learn how to identify an adult at risk, the signs, symptoms and indicators of abuse, how to respond to this and how to apply the key principles of safeguarding.
As well as this, participants will learn about some practical steps they can take to ensure their club or venue is demonstrating good practice such as ensuring everyone at the club, including gymnasts, are aware of the club welfare office/safeguarding lead and how to contact them.