The purpose of the SAGF Safeguarding Policy is to ensure that gymnasts and others taking part in gymnastics can do so without fear of harassment or abuse.
The key objectives of the policy are to:
- Ensure everyone in gymnastics understands that all forms of harassment and abuse are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
- Enable anyone who has witnessed or experienced harassment or abuse within gymnastics to report the incident without fear of victimisation or retaliation.
- Ensure an appropriate and co-ordinated response to any incidents of harassment or abuse within or connected to participation in gymnastics, irrespective of whether they arise at local, national or international level.
- Implement effective measures that minimise the likelihood of incidents of harassment and abuse arising.