Welfare Statement

Swindon Wheelers Cycling Club believes everyone who participates in cycling in all its disciplines is entitled to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment and to be given the chance to experience the fun, challenge and sense of achievement that are part of cycling.

To ensure this, Swindon Wheelers Cycling Club is committed to implementing policies and procedures to ensure all those involved comply with the British Cycling code of good practice.

Additionally, all young people and vulnerable adults are entitled to a duty of care and to be protected from abuse of any kind. Swindon Wheelers Cycling Club is committed to implementing policies and procedures to ensure everyone in the Club accepts their responsibilities to safeguard children and vulnerable adults from harm and abuse. This means taking action to safeguard and report any concerns about their welfare. Safeguarding and welfare are everyone’s responsibility.

Whilst the club currently does not have a full junior section (other than for 16-18 year olds); as a Club, we agree to abide by British Cycling’s Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults Policies which along with more information on Safeguarding in general can be found here: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/safeguarding

Welfare Officer

Swindon Wheelers Cycling Club has a British Cycling registered Welfare Officer who is responsible for ensuring that we meet British Cycling’s requirements and making sure they are communicated to club members. The club Welfare Officer will also advise Swindon Wheelers Cycling Club Committee on how best to safeguard the welfare of children and vulnerable adults who are participating in Club activities.

If you have any concerns about your welfare or the welfare of children or vulnerable adults involved in the Club you can contact our Welfare Officers by emailing: bevcejer@hotmail.com.

The role of a Club Welfare Officer is an advisory role and is not intended to replace, even on a temporary basis, the roles and responsibilities of Parents, Guardians, Responsible Adults or Carers. The final decision as to whether an activity or event which involves young people or vulnerable adults receives approval remains at all times with the Committee of the Club.

Bev Cejer SWCC Welfare Officer