Safeguarding at Cherwell GC

We want all children and adults to feel safe and included at Cherwell Gymnastics Club. Following the club rules regarding behaviour and health and safety is important for all gymnasts, coaches and parents. Please open and read the safety document below.

Safety in the gym

Gymnastics challenges children to try new things. Sometimes gymnastics is frustrating and sometimes it is scary but children should always feel capable of what they are doing and able to talk to their coach or another adult at the club if they are not happy with anything.

If there are any problems or concerns over the welfare or happiness of a child then please follow the steps below.

1) If you feel comfortable, discuss this with the head coach at the session. Please do not discuss it with trainee coaches.

2) If you have concerns over the coaching please contact Sarah and Hazel on

3) If you would like to speak to our ethics and welfare officers about your concerns please call Juliet on 01865 552640 or or email Vanessa on

We would like to deal with any issues such as bullying as soon as possible so please do get in contact.

For more information on safeguarding or for external help with your issues  please use the following links.

British Gymnastics

Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board