Our Safeguarding Statement

Adaptive Snowsports Aldershot understands and values that all Children, young people and vulnerable adults have the following basic rights:

  • to be valued as a person
  • to be treated with dignity and respect
  • to be supported appropriately with regard to individual need
  • to be kept safe from any form of abuse

Adaptive Snowsports Aldershot provides training for volunteers, to ensure members are: safe and cared for, valued, and treated with dignity and respect; regardless of disability, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation or race.

Adaptive Snowsports Aldershot actively promotes the importance of keeping children, young people and vulnerable adults safe, within a culture of safeguarding that has their best interests at its core.


Adaptive Snowsports Aldershot Club Welfare officer is: Sam Willans

Email: asdwelfare23@gmail.com

Adaptive Snowsports Aldershot is an affiliated member of Snowsport England and follows Snowsport England’s Child Protection Policy, SnowSafe and Snowsport England’s Adult Protection Policy, SnowSafe.

For best practice and guidance documents please visit the
Snowsport England website:


where further information for parents, carers, athletes, coaches and volunteers can be found.

Snowsport England’s Safeguarding Lead is: Mark Vaughan

Tel: 07462 156784

Email: welfare@snowsportengland.org.uk



We have provided links below to additional resources and organisations which you may find useful.

  • Active Nation Aldershot – all our sessions are held at the Aldershot Ski Slope, to find out more about what else is on offer at the slope click here
  • Special Olympics Surrey offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to develop physical fitness, learn new skills, make new friends, have fun and take part in competitive sport.  A number of Special Olympics Surrey members also ski with us at ASD and compete in Special Olympics GB events
  • AdaptiveSnowsports Aldershot is affiliated to Snowsport England  If you would like to know more about what that means for us as a club please follow the link to their website
  • Disability Skiing Wales has a comprehensive downloadable manual (written with help from a number of Aldershot instructors) that covers different disabilities as well as pocket guides to using equipment such as Bi-Skis, KartSkis etc
  • The Ski 2 Freedom Foundation is a registered charity that was created in 2007. It provides information on snow-sport and mountain activities globally, meeting the specific needs and requirements, of young people and adults whose lives are affected by physical, sensory, mental disability and special needs.
  • The English Federation of Disability Sport www.efds.co.uk
  • Air travel with a disability – https://www.disabled-world.com/travel/airlines/
  • French Ski School Recommendation, Megeve – Contact: www.bassmegeve.com email: bookings@bassmegeve.com UK Tel: 00 44 8454681003 France Tel: 00 33 620979789 (Winter
  • Dot Sign Language is a BSL training company run by one of our regular skiers.  The company is currently working on a DVD to help ASD members with skiing related signs.  More information on this project is available on their website
  • The Meath Epilepsy Trust www.meath.org.uk