Contact Welfare Officer

Ruthin & Denbigh (incorporating Llangollen Division) Welfare

R&D GC prides itself on having an open door policy where gymnasts and coaches work in a safe and friendly environment. This ensures every individual can reach their own potential in a friendly club. To ensure this ethos is maintained we have a Welfare Officer and Vice Welfare Officer for both clubs. The Welfare Officer is appointed to support the club in its child protection obligations and guide on best practice issues and is responsible for ensuring all coaches and volunteers have gone through the necessary checks according to BG regulations.

R&D has an extensive Code of Conduct for Parents, Gymnasts and Coaches which helps maintain a positive attitude within the gym. We also have an anti-bullying, whistle blowing and equity policy, together with raising a concern or a complaint, and disciplinary procedure, all of which can be downloaded off our website and a selection available to view on our notice board.


If you or your child wish to raise a concern about any aspect of the clubs procedures or regarding a specific incident, do not hesitate to contact the Welfare Officer by telephone, email or speak to them in the gym if you would rather.

Are you concerned about the Welfare of a child? You do not need to know everything about the child and what is happening, just worried, or feel that everything is not right. Our Welfare Officer has been appointed to support the club to fulfill its child protection and guide on best practice issues.

Please direct your concern to our designated Welfare Officer of the club, who is trained to follow the guidance outlined in the ‘BG Safeguarding Children, Recognising & Responding to abuse and poor practice protection’ policy.

British Gymnastics Statement:

In a situation where a child is at risk of significant harm or has been harmed in connection with their involvement in gymnastics, the parent/carer should contact the Club Welfare Officer who has the responsibility of referring any concerns of possible abuse to Children’s Social Care Services/Social Services and/or the Police and informing British Gymnastics. Alternatively the parent/carer can contact direct. It is requested that where a parent/carer has made a direct referral to Children’s Social Care Services/Social Services and/or the Police, that the BG Safeguarding and Compliance Officer and, if appropriate the Club Welfare Officer is provided with the details of the concern as soon as possible so that any necessary action can be taken to safeguard all children in the sport.


Welfare Officer:

20140827_175212~2Linda Roberts (WELFARE OFFICER – for the Ruthin GC & Denbigh GC incorporating Llangollen)                                                                                                                                                                            

Tel: 079– 733 –50216          




Social Care Services Ruthin 01824 712200 emergency 0845 0533116

Social Care Services Conwy 01492 575111 emergency 01492 515777

Denbighshire Social Services 01824 712 900 emergency 0845 053 3116

Police 0845 607 1002             Emergency 999

British Gymnastics ethics 0845 1297 129  –

British Gymnastics UK Lead Officer 0845 1297 129

Welsh Gymnastics Regional Welfare Officer Carys Kizito 0845 045 4304

NSPCC 0808 800 5000

Childline 0800 1111

Help for Adults (help and advice) 0808 800 5000

Kidscape 020 730 3300

Information: To get in touch, please either call the phone number above, or complete the e-mail form below.


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