Squash can and does have a very powerful and positive influence on people – especially young people. Not only can it provide opportunities for enjoyment and achievement, it can also develop valuable qualities such as self-esteem, leadership and teamwork.  These positive effects can only take place if squash is in the right hands –   in the hands of those who place the welfare of all young people first and adopt practices that support, protect and empower them. The reality is that abuse does take place in all sport. Squash Wales believes that every adult has a legal and moral responsibility to protect the young people and adults at risk (vulnerable adults) in squash from abuse.    These procedures have been produced to offer guidelines to everyone in squash (i.e. organisations, administrators, coaches, instructors, officials, teachers, parents and young people). We all have a duty of care towards young and vulnerable players and can help to protect them from abuse.



Thinking of becoming a Welfare officer?

As a Club Welfare Officer (CWO) you have the chance to make a significant contribution in your Squash Club.  In order to assist you with this role we have provided information on the role of a Club Welfare Officer( CWO).


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