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British Weight Lifting is committed to promoting the safety and welfare of children and young people engaged in sporting activities locally.

We have developed a set of principles with this thought in the forefront of our minds, and we aim to contribute to safeguarding children and young people by:

  • Applying the principles and practices in ‘Working Together 2018’
  • Influencing and advocating at a strategic level
  • Implementing and demonstrating best safeguarding practices, and passing on this knowledge to all those involved in our sport
  • Working with partners to establish and implement safeguarding standards across the sport
  • Ensuring that all individuals and organisations that are funded or commissioned to provide services for children and young are effectively addressing safeguarding
  • Maximising our influence to promote safeguarding practice and principles within our wider partnership roles and relationships

Download BWL's Safeguarding Policy

If you have any safeguarding concerns or would like further advice please contact our Child Protection Officer, Sue Ward:


t. 01132 249 402

Our Resource Centre also has a wide variety of Safeguarding-related documents including best practice, guidance and useful safeguarding contacts. Click the button below to access the BWL Resource Centre.

Access Safeguarding Resources

Changes in access to the warm up areas at BWL competitions

From the 1st January 2017 British Weight Lifting will require all coaches who wish to be in
the warm up area at BWL competitions and events to hold as a minimum the 1st4sport
Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weight Lifting and hold a current BWL Coaching licence.
The change is being driven by the need for British Weight Lifting to be fully compliant with
all the various national standards for the delivery of coaching in the UK. This change of
policy falls in line with the national guidance that states the Level 1 coach qualification is
designed to assist a Level 2 coach or above and not to coach on a one to one basis or
independently. Therefore, from 2017, coaches requiring access to warm up areas will need
to be of a minimum Level 2 standard.

For further information download our commitment to safeguarding below: 


If you are under 18

If you are under 18 years or younger, you can call Childline direct to talk about anything that is worrying you. They are open 24/7 and talking to them is totally free.

Call 0800 1111 or visit their website at where you can have a 1-2-1 chat online or send an email to one of their counsellors.

Useful Safeguarding Contacts


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