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 the British Cycling Federation, has adopted British Cycling’s Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy and all the supporting guidance can be found here.

The National Safeguarding Lead Officer for Wales is Alistair Waldron.
You can email Alistair at:
Or call Alistair on: 01633 274691 | 07872 149 382

Reporting a Concern

Do you have a safeguarding or welfare concern? Welsh Cycling and British Cycling take all allegations relating to Safeguarding Young People and Vulnerable Adults very seriously. Safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone, if you have concerns it is essential that you report them.

Immediate Danger

If you are, or if you know of a friend or child who is being abused and may be in immediate danger, please contact one of the following without delay:

Police – 999

NSPCC – 0808 0800 5000

Childline – 0800 1111

Non-Immediate Danger

If you are or believe a child is in non-immediate danger, you can speak to your Club Welfare Officer or you can complete one of the following forms and email it with the title “Safeguarding Concerns” to:

If you need further information, please consult the British Cycilng Safeguarding Policy or visit

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)