Safeguarding Contacts

All General enquiries should be sent to info@cheshiregymnastics.com.

Before contacting us please first take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions Page Here

You can contact Cheshire Gymnastics 24/7 on 01606 272976 a recorded message facility will be available at all times.

Safeguarding & Welfare
We have three fully trained welfare officers within the club.
We are proud of the safe and professional environment we provide for all of our members. If you have any concerns around the welfare of any of our members please contact one of our designated welfare officers described below.
Please refrain from contacting welfare for any other club related enquiry and use the contact details at the top of this page.

Welfare OfficerCharly O’Brien Mob: 07939662780 email: welfare@cheshiregymnastics.com

My name Is Charly O’Brien and I have been involved in gymnastics for over 20 years, 9 of which as a trampoline coach. I am also a member of Cheshire Scouts as a Youth Commissioner. These roles allow me to be approachable and empower, inspire, and develop young people to be the best they can be. This includes the safeguarding of their health and wellbeing both physically and mentally, giving them a safe space to progress and have fun whether its competitive or recreational gymnastics. As a Welfare officer I ensure the club is a safe and protected place for all and I am one of the points of contact for any queries by child or adult alike.

Welfare Officer :  Sarah Nafisi (Broad) Mob: 07919090772 email: welfare@cheshiregymnastics.com

My name is Sarah Nafisi and I have recently been appointed to the team of Club Welfare Officer’s.

As a family we have been members of Cheshire Gymnastics since 2017 when my daughter began training with the club. To date my role within the club has been as an Acrobatics Judge and a Parent Volunteer, I am an advocate for the importance of exercise in any form for children’s wellbeing and I pride myself on my work ethic, responsibility, and integrity.
Outside of gymnastics I am a mum of three and the branch secretary for the Cheshire West and Chester Branch of the National Autistic society.
As a new Welfare Officer my role is to support a positive child centred environment within gymnastics. To assist the club in safeguarding children and to act as a point of contact for anyone who has any concerns.
Safeguarding the gymnasts is everyone’s responsibility, through open communication and transparency we can continue to create a positive environment where all gymnasts can thrive.

Welfare Officer :  Emma Rowlands Mob: 07899361759 email: welfare@cheshiregymnastics.com

My name is Emma Rowlands and I have recently been added to the team of Welfare Officers at the club.

My daughter and I have been members for the past three years. My daughter is in the Acrobatics Squad, where I am a Volunteer Coach and Judge.
Outside of gymnastics I work as a Learning Support Assistant, at a local High School.
As a member of the Welfare team, it is important that I am  approachable to all members. Ensuring that they are supported and comfortable.
Safeguarding all our members is everyone’s responsibility, which we all work hard to do.
Helpful Safeguarding & Welfare Information
Cheshire Gymnastics adheres to the British Gymnastics policies and also has its own safeguarding policy which can be accessed off the policies page HERE
There are many resources that can be easily accessed through the links below to describe policies and standards including easy to watch videos covering various safeguarding topics, see listed below for your convenience:
CPSU video on children’s perspectives on competitive environments and how sometimes behaviours can change:
Free, Private Counselling helpline: https://www.betterhelp.com/helpme/?
Mental Health & Wellbeing in Sport: Mental health and wellbeing in sport | CPSU
NSPCC Child Protection In Sport: NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit | CPSU
British Gymnastics Safeguarding Information: British Gymnastics Safeguarding