Triathlon Scotland Child Protection Tender Update

26th Sep 2017 | Written by Gemma Simpson

Triathlon Scotland is committed to ensuring the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and we want to ensure positive, safe and supportive sporting experiences for all.

In July we invited tenders for a review of our Child Protection Policies and Practice and we are pleased to announce that we have jointly appointed Jacqueline Conway, Former Detective Superintendent with Lothian and Borders Police and Colin Anderson, former Director of Social Work in Midlothian as our consultants.

Jacqueline comes with over 30 years’ experience of investigation of crime and leading on child protection, policy development and the implementation of getting it right for every child (GIRFEC). Since retiring, Colin is now Independent Chair of Glasgow Child and Adult Protection Committees and is an expert adviser to Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service on Adult Support and Protection.

Jacqueline and Colin both hold diplomas in Advanced Child Protection from Dundee University and have extensive experience of leading investigations within their respective careers, and from their independent work as significant case reviewers. They are familiar with and have used child protection procedures in practice in operational, tactical and strategic settings and now provide consultancy services together to support a variety of organisations.

Speaking of the appointment, Director of Welfare Jill McIntyre said:

“We are extremely pleased that Triathlon Scotland has secured the services of Colin and Jacqueline. Their expertise and experience in the field of child and vulnerable adult protection will ensure that this review will be carried out with credibility and to the highest of standards.”

The review Colin and Jacqueline will undertake will consider the policies and procedures that Triathlon Scotland currently has in place and how these are implemented. The review will also provide practical recommendations to ensure the sport does all it can to protect children and vulnerable adults.

Chief Executive Officer Jane Moncrieff said:

“This is an important and significant piece of work and we need your help to get it right. Everyone has a role to play and we are keen to hear from our members, staff, coaches, parents, participants and volunteers.

“In the weeks ahead, you might be asked your views on how our current approach is working. As the wellbeing of every individual involved with Triathlon Scotland is a priority, we hope you can support us to get this right.”

More information including a survey will shortly be distributed, and until then, it is possible to email Colin and Jacqueline at any time, in confidence, with any comments that you feel might be relevant to the review.

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