Safeguarding & Protecting Children
Squash Wales is doing everything it can to make sure there is no room in our sport for those who seek to abuse children and young people.
All children and young people, regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnic origin, religious belief or sexual identity have a right to protection from abuse.
Abuse can occur anywhere; at school, at home, travelling, in the park, both on and off court. Sadly there are people who will seek to be where there are children and young people simply in order to abuse them.
Squash Wales believe that the welfare of children and young people is everyone's responsibility, particularly when it comes to protecting them from abuse.
Everyone involved in our sport; officials, volunteers, parents/carers, coaches, other family members friends and children themselves, have a part to play.
Squash Wales will support anyone who, in good faith, reports any concerns that a child or young person is at risk or may actually be being abused. Equally we adhere to the principle that the accused individual has the right to be presumed innocent until guilt is proven.
It may be necessary in the interests of potential victims, and indeed our sport itself to suspend an official or ban someone from Squash Wales activities on a temporary basis. That suspension or ban should not, however, be equated with guilt.
If you have any queries or require more information about Safeguarding & Protecting Children, speak to Squash Wales Lead Child Protection Officer, Mike Workman, in confidence, on 029 2033 4910 or 07971 052567.