Club Welfare

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 welfareofficer@rossendaleroadclub.com 

Further information on Child Protection and Safeguarding can be found at British Cycling

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/clubs/article/bcst_Safeguarding-Children