The British Olympic Association is committed to:

  • Making the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk paramount. This means that the need to ensure that children, young people and adults at risk are protected is a primary consideration and may override the rights and needs of those adults working with them

  • Enabling everyone whatever their age, culture, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity to participate in Team GB organised activities in a fun and safe environment

  • Taking all reasonable steps to protect children, young people and adults at risk from harm, discrimination and degrading treatment and to respect their rights, wishes and feelings

  • Taking seriously all concerns and allegations of poor practice or abuse and responding swiftly and appropriately to them in accordance with current procedures

  • Ensuring that all British Olympic Association employees and consultants who work with children, young people and adults at risk are appropriate for their role and responsibilities and are provided with relevant training

British Olympic Association Safeguarding Officers

The British Olympic Association has a Lead Safeguarding Officer and a Deputy Safeguarding Officer who have responsibility for Safeguarding at the British Olympic Association. They have undertaken relevant training with the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU).

Lead Safeguarding Officer Shahab Uddin: [email protected]

Deputy Safeguarding Officer Alice Beevers: [email protected]

Safeguarding Policies and Procedures

BOA Safeguarding Children Policy

BOA Safeguarding Adults Policy

Information for parents

Information regarding questions to ask and things to look out for when choosing a sports club for your child can be found here:

Contacting your National Governing Body

Contact information for NGBs can be found here:

Who can support you?

NSPCC Worried about a child? Advice and support whenever you need it. Tel: 0808 800 5000

Childline A free and confidential helpline for children who have concerns. Tel: 0800 1111

Ann Craft Trust Safeguarding support and advice for adults at risk

The Safe Network Safeguarding information and advice for the voluntary and community sector - from after school art clubs to weekend reading groups. Tel: 0845 608 5404 or email [email protected]

Child protection, safeguarding and government

Access Northern Ireland Tel: 0300 200 7888 or email [email protected]

Anti-bullying Alliance Tel: 0207 843 1901 or email [email protected]

++Bullying UK++ Tel: 0808 800 2222 or email [email protected]++

++Children 1ST (Scotland)++ Tel: 0131 446 2300 or email [email protected]++

++Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)++ Tel: 0870 000 3344

++Contact Youth Counselling - Northern Ireland++ Tel: 0289 074 4499 or email [email protected]

++County Sports Partnerships Network (CSP Network)++ ++CSP Network contacts++

Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Tel: 0207 211 6000 or email [email protected]++

Department for Education (DfE) Tel: 0370 000 2288

Disclosure and Barring Service (formally Criminal Records Bureau) Tel: 0870 909 0811

++Family Lives++ Tel: 0808 800 2222

++Home Office++ Useful contact information for government services, please visit ++Contact us page++

Internet Watch Foundation Tel: 0122 323 7700 or email [email protected]++

++Kidscape++ Tel: 0845 120 5204 or email [email protected]++

++National Children’s Bureau (NCB)++ Tel: 0207 843 6000 or email [email protected]++

Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People ++ Tel: 0289 031 1616 or email [email protected]++

Parenting NI Tel: 0808 801 0722

Women’s Aid Tel: 0808 200 0247 or email [email protected]++

Sports organisations

Association for Physical Education (AfPE) Tel: 0190 585 5584 or email [email protected]++

Coaching Ireland Tel: +353 61 202895 or email [email protected]++

Coachwise Tel: 0113 231 1310 or email [email protected]++

Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (IMSPA) Tel: 0150 922 6474 or email [email protected]++

Sport England Tel: 0845 850 8508 or email [email protected]++

Sport Northern Ireland Tel: 0289 038 1222 or email [email protected]++

Sport Wales Tel: 0845 045 0904 or email [email protected]++

Sport and Recreation Alliance Tel: 0207 976 3900 or email [email protected]++

sports coach UK Tel: 0113 274 4802 or email [email protected]++

sportscotland Tel: 0141 534 6500 or email [email protected]++

++Youth Sport Trust (YST)++ Tel: 0150 922 6600 or email [email protected]++