Child Protection and Wellbeing

Child Protection

BADMINTONscotland is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in its care.  We recognise the responsibility to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse and exploitation.  

BADMINTONscotland believes that all members, clubs and associations have a responsibility to help protect young people and incorporate good practice as an essential element to ensure that this happens.

It is a stated benefit of affiliation to BADMINTONscotland that our members can access the services of Disclosure Scotland.

Should you require any further information, have concerns about the welfare of a child or wish to discuss any of the information outlined, please contact one of BADMINTONscotland Child Protection Officers:

Andrew MacKenzie 07539 118003

Rita Yuan Gao 07769 322166



  1. Appointed a named contact to co-ordinate child protection within BADMINTONscotland who has attended ‘Safeguarding & Protecting Children’ or other basic child protection awareness training and ‘In Safe Hands – Club Child Protection Officer’ workshop.
  2. Adopted a Child Protection Policy at board level within BADMINTONscotland.
  3. Identified any risks to children participating in our activities.
  4. Ensured all adults working with children in BADMINTONscotland sign up to a Code of Conduct for working with children.
  5. Supported all adults working with children in Badmintonscotland to attend ‘Safeguarding & Protecting Children’ or other basic child protection awareness workshop.
  6. Adopted and used an effective ‘recruitment and selection’ procedure to make sure new staff/volunteers have been carefully considered and vetted to do regulated work with children.
  7. Adopted ‘responding to concerns’ procedures to ensure that staff/volunteers get the appropriate help for a child or challenge the inappropriate conduct of any adults within BADMINTONscotland.
  8. Adopted a ‘disciplinary’ procedure to ensure BADMINTONscotland can deal with any inappropriate conduct or child abuse and, if necessary, refer any individual to Disclosure Scotland for consideration on the Children’s List.
  9. Adopted a procedure to review any child protection concerns which have arisen to ensure procedures are followed and appropriate action taken in the best interests of the child.
  10. Adopted ‘Safe in Care’ guidelines that are appropriate to Badmintonscotland’s activities, e.g. trips away from home, physical contact, adult to child ratios, ICT and social media.

Our full policy can be downloaded here


Child Wellbeing

Wellbeing is broader than child protection and how we tend to think about welfare.

To help make sure everyone – children, young people, parents, and the services that support them – has a common understanding of what wellbeing means, wellbeing is described in terms of eight indicators.

The eight wellbeing indicators are commonly referred to by their initial letters - SHANARRI. 

Badminton Scotland will play our part to promote, support and safeguard children and young people’s wellbeing.



Key contacts:


Contact details



0800 1111

Safeguarding in Sport Service

0141 419 1156


0131 446 2300

Badmintonscotland Child Protection Officer

0141 445 1218


08457 90 90 90

respectme (anti bullying)

0800 441111

ParentLine Scotland

0800 028 2233


0141 534 6500

NSPCC 24 hour helpline

0808 800 5000

With Scotland (for contact with Police & Social Services)

Police Scotland