What is Welfare and Safeguarding?
Put simply, it is ensuring that everyone involved with cycling; coaches, volunteers, parents and most importantly children, have the opportunity to enjoy cycling in a safe and secure environment.
All U-18s must complete a parental consent form prior to joining a club ride.
Welfare & Safeguarding rules state that any under-18 (U-18) taking part in Rhos rides must have, as a duty of care, 2 responsible adults with them at all times. If not possible to bring along their own adult/ adults then the club must provide 2 suitable persons from the ride to accompany them. There should never be an occasion of a one-to-one situation.
What does a Club Welfare Officer (CWO) do?
The role as Club Welfare Officer is to make certain all concerns are dealt with in complete confidence and to follow the Welsh Cycling protocol to obtain the best possible outcome for the child or vulnerable adult.
Carole Barford is the Welfare Officer for Rhos-on-Sea Cycling Club, whose role is to ensure the club operates in accordance with the Welsh Cycling Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults policies, which the club has signed up to.
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