South West Athletics Academy are affiliated to England Athletics and adheres to British Athletics safeguarding policies (see links below).

All South West Athletics Academy coaches hold coaching licences from British Athletics which includes an Advanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

We also carry out Risk Assessments for our activities and comply with the Health & Safety requirements of the venues where we coach.

We do ask for medical information that may have a bearing on the coaching that we do and that our coaches need to aware of for the safety of the athlete. This is treated in the strictest of confidence.

We also ask for parental permission for photography or videos as we do use video analysis as part of our coaching.

Should you have any questions or specific requirements for the risk assessment at your venue please contact us on