Safeguarding children: Whistle-blowing and sharing of information or concerns

Safeguarding children: Whistle-blowing and sharing of information or concerns

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British Cycling acknowledges the need for a 'Whistle Blowing Policy' in line with the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA).

It is important to have procedures for enabling staff and volunteers to share, in confidence with a designated person (normally a Club Welfare Officer or British Cycling's Child Protection Lead Officer), concerns they may have about a colleague's behaviour.

British Cycling is fully supportive of 'whistle blowing' for the sake of the child, and will provide support and protect those who 'whistle blow'. While it is difficult to express concerns about colleagues, it is important that these concerns are communicated to the designated officer. All staff and volunteers are encouraged to talk to the designated officer if they become aware of anything that makes them feel uncomfortable.

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