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Rider Welfare

Safeguarding Children Young People and Vulnerable Adults – A Short Guide for Club Members

East Grinstead Cycling Club (EGCC) will take all reasonable steps to ensure that everyone involved can thrive and flourish in a safe environment.

EGCC is an affiliated member of British Cycling (BC) and will adopt the British Cycling Safeguarding Policies and Procedures.


Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility

Anyone who has a negative experience of sport at any age is less likely to become a regular long-term participant. It is important for the future of EGCC and cycling as a whole that everyone has an enjoyable experience.

All Club Members have a part to play in making that happen.

All Club Members should contribute to the Club’s duty of care, be aware of our Club’s safeguarding procedures, and know what to do if they are concerned about a person at risk.


British Cycling Safeguarding and Protecting Children/Young People

Key Principles

British Cycling is committed to helping everyone in cycling accept their responsibility to safeguard children and young people from harm and/or abuse and support them to do so.

To see the full BC policy for the above, please click here.


British Cycling Safeguarding and Protecting Vulnerable Adults

The key principles are the same for Vulnerable Adults as it is for Children and Young People.

To see the full BC policy for the above, please click here.


What should I do if I have a concern?

A concern may involve the behaviour or conduct at the Club, and also something that has happened outside the Club.

An allegation may range from verbal bullying, to inappropriate contact in real life or online, neglect or emotional abuse, or physical or sexual abuse. Abuse is not acceptable.

If you are concerned about safeguarding, it is not your responsibility to investigate further, but it is your responsibility to act on your concerns and share them.

Please pass the information to EGCC’s Welfare Officer(s) who will follow Safeguarding procedures.
Welfare Officers: Dr Ed Tang, Domie Pollard
Email Address: welfare@egcc.net

If you believe there is immediate risk of harm, please call the Police.


Other useful contacts

NSPCC: 0808 8005000 (Monday to Friday 8am – 10pm and 9am – 6pm at weekends)
West Sussex County Council: 01403 229900 (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm)
British Cycling Lead Safeguarding Officer: 0161 2742000


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