Welfare & Child Protection

Scottish Squash is fully committed to safeguarding, promoting and supporting the protection and wellbeing of all participants within the sport of squash. It recognises the responsibility to promote safe practice and to protect all, especially children, young people and vulnerable adults, from harm, abuse and exploitation.

A number of policies currently offer guidance on how to work together to embrace difference and diversity and respect the rights of all involved.

1. Protecting Children and Young People

Scottish Squash have a Child Protection Policy which outlines our commitment to safeguarding and protecting children and young people. A copy of our policy, as well as a further guidance document for staff and clubs, can be accessed here.

Club & Organisations Responsibilities

Under the Protection of Children Act (Scotland) it is an offence for an organisation to knowingly employ (paid or unpaid) a person to work with children if the person is on the ‘Disqualified from Working with Children List’.
The only way a club/organisation can find out if a person is on the list is to check their current membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme prior to them undertaking any activity.
These checks can be arranged for free by Scottish Squash and member club volunteers undertaking regulated work. The current roles for which individuals should be checked include (but are not limited to):

  • Child Protection/Welfare Officer
  • Coach
  • Junior Team Manager
  • Manager
  • Parent Helper
  • Referee
  • Team Chaperone

2. Code of Conduct And Fair Play Statement

Scottish Squash recognises the importance of the activities and actions completed, on behalf of the sport of squash in Scotland, by Board Directors, employees, consultants, officials, volunteers, players and spectators/supporters. Scottish Squash also appreciates the importance of setting a good example of conduct, especially to children and young people.

Details of codes of conduct for clubs, subscribers and coaches, as well as other relevant policies, can be found in the Policies & Procedures section of the website.

For more information please contact info@scottishsquash.org