This page gives details of club contacts and links to our policies for each key area. We are keen to expand the team so please use any of the email addresses below if you are interested in joining the team.
Child Welfare – CAAC recognises all children and young people have the right to be cared for, protected from harm and abuse, and to participate in a sporting environment which is safe. The Club’s Welfare Officer is Mhairi Bagnall she can be contacted on email@example.com Mhairi is also available for a friendly chat most training nights. Our Welfare Policy may be viewed here which also contains other key contacts for welfare, both locally and nationally.
Mental Health & Equality – These two areas are led by Francesca Snitjer who can be contacted for both on firstname.lastname@example.org. Fran is supported in this by Mhairi Bagnall, Lewis Innes, Janet Grigor and Ruth Okundaye.
Mental Health – Fran is keen to support any member in this area and has provided some tips here. Alternatively, further info on how to cope with any mental health issues can be found at the NHS Inform website.
Equality – CAAC is open and welcoming to all and aims to provide a positive and supporting environment for all athletes, coaches, volunteers and officials regardless of their age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity. The CAAC Equality Policy may be viewed here. The scottishathletics Equality Guidance for Clubs may be viewed here.
In line with our ongoing Equality work and to help us gain a better understanding of our membership breakdown, can we please ask that our members complete an annual CAAC Equality Monitoring Survey by selecting the relevant link below. Without this data, it will not be possible to identify any current areas of under-representation or potential inequalities, and as such, it will make it much more difficult for us to tackle these issues.
Under age 12
Please note this survey is strictly anonymous and nowhere asks for your personal or contact details.
LGBTIQ+ – As part of our equality and inclusion work CAAC are keen to support and promote the Athletics Pride Network (APN) Their goals are to create a safe space for LGBTQ+ athletes, coaches, officials and allies to come together to share their stories and help educate others. This is aimed at people involved with grassroots level competition up to elite level competition. They intend on challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia whilst also supporting and celebrating our LGBTIQ+ members of athletics. For more info on APN please see their Web, Facebook or Twitter
Disability – For advice or support please contact either Fran or Mhairi, or alternatively contact Pamela Robson who is the scottishathletics National Disability Pathways Officer, email@example.com