Safeguarding in Wales

Safeguarding in Wales

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Welsh Cycling is fully committed to ensuring that all cyclists, parents, coaches and officials have only positive experiences when participating in the sport in Wales.

Welsh Cycling, as part of British Cycling, has adopted British Cycling’s Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy and all the supporting guidance of which can be found here.

Any safeguarding concerns should be addressed to the Safeguarding Lead Officer of British Cycling. Reporting a Concern

All enquiries regarding Welsh Cycling information on safeguarding should be made to Anthony on the contact details below.

Welsh Cycling

Lead Safeguarding Officer
FAO Nick Smith
Welsh Cycling
Wales National Velodrome
Newport International Sports Village
NP19 4RB

British Cycling

Lead Safeguarding Officer 
Simon Thornton
0161 274 2082 | 0161 274 2002 (out of hours)
FAO Simon Thornton
Compliance Department

British Cycling
Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Lead Safeguarding Board Member
Nick Smith

Mark all correspondence private and confidential

In case of an emergency situation contact

Police 999
NSPCC 0808 800 5000
Childline 0800 1111

All Local Authorities across England and Wales are required to have a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). The task of each LSCB is to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in their area. LSCBs in Wales


British Cycling Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy

Please note:- This policy refers to Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010, however in Wales we adhere to the guidance Safeguarding Children: Working Together Under the Children Act 2004 (2006)

The policy is reviewed every three years or whenever there is a major change in the organisation (date of next review: March 2017)

Code of Conduct for Member Clubs, Individual Members, Staff, Coaches and Officials

Code of Conduct for Parents

Code of Conduct for Young People

Welsh Cycling Code of Ethics

Young Person’s Guide to Child Protection

Club Welfare Officers

Every cycling club that has young members (under 18 years old) using its facilities should appoint a Club Welfare Officer (CWO). All Go-Ride Clubs must comply with this. This person must have a child-focussed approach, good communication skills and an ability to provide support and advice.

They should also be well organised, have good administrative and recording skills and an ability and willingness to promote and implement the British Cycling Safeguarding & Protecting Children Policy, procedures and resources. CWO’s must not be an active coach within the club.

Information for Club Welfare Officers

Welsh Cycling will be running regional CWO workshops in during 2014, these will be advertised through your clubs and on our website. If you require any information regarding CWOs contact your local Development Officer

Dan Coast | South Wales

Ann Williams | North Wales

Mike Tong | Mountain Biking

Aled Jones | South West Wales