Governance and Welfare

AGM 2018

The Scottish Pentathlon AGM will be held at 6pm on Thursday 11 October 2018 in Caledonia House, South Gyle Edinburgh EH12 9DQ. A copy of the agenda may be viewed here: SP_AGM2018_Agenda_Oct2018(Final)

Memorandum and Articles

Following the AGM on Thursday 12 October 2017 the governing documents for Scottish Pentathlon Limited (the Memorandum and Articles) have been updated in line with the proposals tabled and approved at the meeting. The revised Articles have been lodged with Companies House in line with the requirements of the Companies Act 2006.

A copy can be viewed here: SP_Articles of Association 12-10 – 17_Final_


Policy Statement

The Board of Scottish Pentathlon endorses the principle of sports equality and will strive to ensure that everyone who wishes to be involved in Modern Pentathlon, whether as casual participants, team members, volunteers, coaches, office-bearers in clubs or those within the Board
• has a genuine and equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, without regard to their age, sex, gender identity, disability, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, religion, race, ethnic origin, socioeconomic status or sexual orientation; and
• can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected, and in particular that they are able to enjoy their sport without the threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment or abuse.

A copy of the policy can be found here: Equality Policy – Scottish Pentathlon – 2016

Child Protection

Scottish Pentathlon is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in its care. It recognises the responsibility to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse and exploitation. For the purposes of this policy and associated procedures a child is recognised as someone under the age of 18 years.

All Scottish Pentathlon staff and volunteers will work together to embrace difference and diversity and respect the rights of children and young people.

Scottish Pentathlon Child Protection Policy

As part of our commitment to child protection, Scottish Pentathlon has appointed a lead Child Protection Officer, Neil Park (SP Executive Director) to answer all child protection enquiries and offer advice where applicable. Neil can be contacted via email at: or by calling: 07787 156685.

Scottish Pentathlon Signed CPO Role Description

Other useful Scottish Pentathlon child protection policies & procedures can be found below:

Identifying & Managing Risk

Codes of Conduct

Training & Support for Adults working with Children

SP Recruitment & Selection of Staff & Volunteers

SP Responding to Concerns

Scottish Pentathlon Disciplinary Procedures

To support our Hubs and the coaches and volunteers working with children in the Hubs locally, we have developed with Children 1st the following set of Good Practice Guidelines which we hope give further advice to those supporting the development of our sport.

These guidelines can be viewed at: SP_childwellbeingprotection_Good Practice Guidelines_2018

Anti Bullying Policy

Scottish Pentathlon has also developed an Anti Bullying Policy, in line with the Scottish Government’s “Respect For All” strategy (

The policy can be accessed to view here: SP_AntiBullyingPolicy_2018

Useful links:

Children 1st

Child Line

Parent Line Scotland

Volunteer Scotland Disclosure Services

With Scotland Child Protection


SUDI Scotland Regional Child Protection Contacts

sportscotland Training Courses