Welfare

 

My name is Debbie Aldous and I am the Club Welfare Officer for Woking Cycling Club.


With the support of our fellow club members, grants from various organisations including British Cycling and Woking Borough Council, we have an excellent support system to run our new Go-Ride programme.


The role of Club Welfare Officer is to ensure that Woking Cycling Club meets its obligations towards safeguarding the young riders and vulnerable adults within our club.


We have range of policies in place aimed at preventing abuse to children and vulnerable adults. We need to be able to recognise the signs of possible abuse and to report it should we suspect it may be occurring.  It is not our responsibility  to decide if abuse is actually taking place. That will be the responsibility of professional social workers to investigate further.


Woking Cycling Club’s Welfare Policies:


 

If you would like to report a concern, unless it's urgent, please use the contact form below.


Should the Welfare Protection Officer not be available and you consider the situation to be urgent then please contact either:


  • British Cycling Child Protection Team on:
    Office Hours on 0161 247 6000
    Out of Office Hours on 0161 247 2002
  • NSPCC Help Line on 0808 800 5000
  • Police on 999


Once the immediate safety and welfare of the individual concerned has been established then the Club Welfare Officer will compile a report which will be submitted to British Cycling’s Child Protection Team.


If the complaint involves a member of Woking Cycling, then the Welfare Protection Officer will inform the Committee.  A decision will be made whether the person involved should be temporarily suspended pending further enquiry.


Every effort will be made to ensure that confidentiality is maintained for all concerned.  See also our policy on Photos & Social Media.

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