Anti-Bullying Week 2018 #ChooseRespect16th Nov 2018 | Written by Calum Reid
Triathlon Scotland is fully committed to championing the wellbeing and inclusion of all within our sport. We believe that bullying is never acceptable and that everyone within our sport has the right to participate and perform in a safe and inclusive environment.
Bullying of any kind is unacceptable, Triathlon Scotland understand that a child’s (or adults) wellbeing can be seriously impacted by bullying behaviour and therefore recognises the information provided by respect me, Scotland’s Anti-Bullying Service: ‘Bullying is never acceptable; it doesn’t make a person better or stronger to get through it and it should never be seen as a normal part of growing up/life”.
For this reason and following the recent launch of our new athlete wellbeing policies and resources we have been working on the development of an Anti-Bullying policy to help all involved with the sport better understand, know how to prevent and be equipped to deal with bullying within the sport.
This policy is now complete and has been provided to the Triathlon Scotland board to be endorsed at the up coming board meeting. On completion of this step the policy along with associate resources will be added to the Athlete Wellbeing section of our website and provided to all clubs.
In the interim Triathlon Scotland are supporting respect me Scotland’s campaign this Anti-Bullying week and have signed the pledge to #ChooseRespect. You can find out more about the campaign as well as a range of resources here: Choose Respect Campaign.
Young Scot have also produced a great range of resource for young people which can be found here: Young Scot Resources