Young People

Safeguarding for Young People

You should always tell someone you know and trust if someone:

  • Constantly teases you, shouts at you or calls you names
  • Threatens you, your family or friends
  • Hits, kicks, punches or hurts you
  • Asks you to do, or does, anything in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable
  • Makes suggestive remarks or tries to pressure you into something you don’t want to do
  • Damages or steals your belongings
  • Does anything that makes you feel lonely, worried, unsafe or embarrassed
  • Always tries to be alone with you or asks you to meet them alone
  • Asks you to send them photos or videos of yourself
  • Asks you to move or go onto a specific chat room or social media site
  • Asks or threatens you not to tell anyone

If any of this is happening to you:

  • Remember it is not your fault
  • You will be taken seriously
  • Always tell someone you know and can trust

If you don’t know who to talk to or trust, you can call Childline 0800 1111 or NSPCC 0808 800 5000 for advice, or to look for more contacts, click here

  • Try to keep a record of what upset or hurt you, the date, time and place of when it happened, how you felt and the name of anyone who may have seen what happened
  • Do not delete any hurtful or upsetting messages, emails, texts, pictures or videos that you may have been sent or have seen

Do not ignore it – always tell someone
If you are a member of a Weightlifting Wales affiliated club and/or a Gym, you should have a Club Welfare Officer who you can go to if you have a concern or worry. Your Club Welfare Officer contact details should be displayed on a poster or notice board at your club, or their details should be somewhere on your club/gym website, welcome pack or newsletter. If you cannot find their details then you can either ask the gym owner or contact office@weightlifting.wales

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