Safeguarding and Child Protection

Child Protection


At Scottish Fencing we want children and young people to stay safe and have fun while taking part in fencing. Everyone involved in Scottish Fencing has a duty to safeguard the welfare of all children in their care.

Scottish Fencing has made a commitment to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse and exploitation. This duty extends to the prevention of physical, sexual or emotional abuse of any child and shall be applied regardless of a child’s gender, race, religion, sexuality or disability.

You can find out more about our child protection policy  or our code of conduct or take a note of relevant contacts below should you need them.

Our Child Protection Officer at Scottish Fencing is: Lesley O'Donnell and the Director responsible for Safeguarding and Child Protection is Ross Morrison.

For general help and advice you can contact:

Safeguarding in Sport:


For Fencing Clubs:

A full list of child protection documentation and useful resources can be found here.

For Parents:

A full list of child protection information and useful resources can be found here.

For fencers:

Information to help you stay safe and enjoy the fantastic sport of fencing can be found here.


Where a child’s immediate safety is at risk contact the local police or social work department for advice. Links to local services can be found here.


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