Scottish Motorsport Marshals Club is fully committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of its members. All members should show respect and understanding for the rights, safety and welfare of others and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the Club.

Motorsport should be fun. Everyone should feel safe, enjoy the sport and everyone should be treated with respect.

If you have a concern you MUST report it to the Club’s Safeguarding Officer or the Motorsport UK Compliance Officer.

Working with children and protected adults

As there is potential for Rescue Teams to be working at incidents involving people under the age of 18, people with a disability or other condition that puts them in a vulnerable group, the Club requires all rescue licence holders (Full and Trainee) to undergo disclosure/criminal record checks via the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme) provided by Disclosure Scotland. As such they can do regulated work with both children and protected adults.

Safeguarding Code of Conduct

The Club confirms that it adheres to the Motorsport UK Child Safeguarding Policy and procedures, practices and guidelines as published from time to time. The Club will follow the guidance of the Policy in the event of any concerns or allegations and without fail will report concerns as required by the Policy and procedures.

Our Code of Conduct is based on nationally recognised best practice standards as developed by the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit.

"Never do nothing"

It is not your responsibility to decide whether or not a child (or adult at risk) is being abused. However, it is your responsibility to act if you have any concerns. "Never do nothing" - it is every adult’s responsibility to safeguard children and adults at risk.

Threats of immediate harm or danger should be reported to the police and/or Children’s Services or the Local Authority Designated Officer AND the Compliance Officer at Motorsport UK.

Taking appropriate action

Contact the Police via 999 (emergency) or 101 (non-emergency/concern)

Other organisations offer 24 hour helplines such as Childline (0800 1111) or the NSPCC (0808 800 5000)

The Motorsport UK Compliance Officer can be contacted on 01753 765000 or 07519 801674 or by email at

Last modified: Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 10:06 AM