Pentathlon GB's Safeguarding and Child Protection Service

Safeguarding is about upholding children and vulnerable adults' rights to be safe and treated with due respect.


Pentathlon GB has a duty and is committed to safeguard all young people involved with Pentathlon GB from harm. It's policy states that:

All young people have a right to protection, and the needs of disabled young people and others who may be particularly vulnerable must be taken into account. Pentathlon GB will use its best endeavours to ensure the safety and protection of all children involved in the sport through strict adherence to its safeguarding and child protection policies, codes of conduct and behavioural guidelines adopted by the Association.

All those taking part in Pentathlon GB activity, in any capacity (athlete, coach, official, parent, spectator etc.), or run under its auspicies are bound by this policy and have a shared responsibility to ensure children are safe from harm and have an enjoyable experience in Modern Pentathlon.

Key Principles

  • Every adult has a moral and statutory duty for the care, custody and control of any child under the age of 18 under their supervision
  • The child's welfare is paramount
  • All children, whatever their age, disability, faith, gender, race or sexual orientation have the right to be protected from abuse
  • All incidents, allegations or suspicions of poor practice or abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately
  • All children have a right to play or otherwise participate in the sport of Modern Pentathlon in a safe and enjoyable environment
  • All children in this context includes, but is not limited to, athletes, officials and volunteers
  • All those involved in Modern Pentathlon will be provided with appropriate policies, training and support to ensure they are able to implement this policy

This section of the website aims to explain:

If you are a child and have concerns about the way you are being treated click here.

Information and resources is available specific to the following different groups: children, parents, coaches, clubs

Pentathlon GB's Safeguarding Newsletter is published quarterly and is downloadable from the Resources section.

Pentathlon GB continually seeks ways to improve the organisation's commitment to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone who participates within Modern Pentathlon. The overall benefit and objective is to have a safe, fun and friendly sport, one in which everyone feels safe and is governed appropriately. If you wish to offer any comments please feel free to do so here.

Pentathlon GB Child Protection Lead Officer: Other Useful Contacts:
Dr Richard Cox Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Tel: 01928 733283 or 07590 444372 Childline Tel 0113 274 4802
email : NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000
Postal Address:
Child Protection
Pentathlon GB
Sports Training Village
University of Bath
Claverton Down
British Fencing
British Swimming
Pony Club
Local Safeguarding Boards from here it is possible to identify contact details for each area.