The Role of the Club Welfare Officer
- To distribute or otherwise communicate to all members, any relevant codes of practice, policies or updates relating to welfare issues.
- To advise where appropriate, on the development of activities / events for young people within the Club.
- To be a point of contact for parents / responsible adults of any young person who becomes a member*
- To receive, record and if required, pass onto British Cycling Child Protection Officer, or the Cycling Time Trials Governing Body any concerns relating to the welfare of young people or vulnerable adults.
- To undertake an annual review of risk assessments relating to young people / vulnerable adults and raise any issues with the Committee.
- Attend committee meetings and ensure the Chairman & Secretary are fully up to date with any changes in legislation, regulation and best practice with regards to Club welfare and safeguarding.
- To, where practicable, liaise with other Cycling Clubs and share best practice with regards to Club Welfare / Safeguarding / Risk Assessment.
- The role of the 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 / vulnerable adults receives approval remains at all times with the Committee of the Club.
To contact Lisa Greenwood Rossendale Road Club’s Welfare Officer please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information on Child Protection and Safeguarding can be found at British Cycling