General Policies

British Fencing is working hard to improve the governance of the sport to make it more efficient and transparent. If you have any queries about any of the policies or documents within this section, or are unable to download any files please e-mail Head Office or call 0208 742 3032 for more information.


Please contact the appropriate British Fencing member of staff for an expenses claim form.

Expenses Claim policy - 10.10.2013

Expenses Claim Form - 07.02.18

Expenses Policy Addendum for Officials (EFC & JWCs) 18.07.17


Fraud Prevention Policy - 14.08.15

BF Conflict of Interest Policy - 18.07.17

BF Bribery Policy - 18.07.17

BF Customer Comments and Complaints -16.03.18

BF Customer Charter - 18.07.17

BF Code of Ethics - 05.08.2015

Risk Management Strategy - 3.08.17

Whistle Blowing Policy Fraud Corruption and Bribery - 18.07.17

Staff Abuse Notice

Sustainability Policy

BF Board Diversity Statement and 2021 Diversity Objectives - 21.09.17

Equality and Diversity Policy - 21.09.17

Reporting International Results - 31.10.17

GBR Parental Supervision Orders - Explanatory Note December 2017 - 12.12.17

BF Transgender Policy - 18.12.2017


Photographic Policy - updated April 2016

Sample Photographers Register

Register Notice

GBR Policies

Security Policy for International Competitions & Training Camps

GBR Practical Security Guidelines

BF GBR Coaches Policy

GBR Appeals Policy and Process



Code of Conduct and Ethics: Team Officials - updated 09.02.18

All Team Officials selected for Great Britain (GB) national teams agree to abide by this Code of Conduct and Ethics and must formally declare this before they will be permitted to travel as part of a GB Team. This Code should be read in conjunction with the Code of Conduct: Young Athletes; Penalties: Youth Events and British Fencing’s Child Protection Policy. For the avoidance of doubt ‘Team Officials’ covers Chef de Missions; team managers; GB coaches; personal coaches; referees or any others who agree to attend in a position of responsibility and authority as part of a GB Team.

Delegation of Authority to Team Managers (agreed by the Board 21.07.2012)

Young Athlete Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct: Athletes Youth Events updated 22.2.2018

The Board have approved an updated set of Youth Penalties (available here) which will come into effect alongside the new Disciplinary Code on 1st January 2015.

All athletes who accept a selection for Great Britain (GB) squads at Junior level  (under 20) or younger agree to abide by the Young Athlete Code of Conduct. All athletes (or for fencers under 18 at the time of travel, their parent or legal guardian) must agree to this code of conduct before the athlete will be permitted to travel as part of a GB squad.

General Codes of Conduct

These codes are British Fencing Code of Conduct for all Home Countries, Regions, Counties, Clubs Members and Persons:-

Code of Conduct  - updated January 2015

Coaches Code of Conduct - updated January 2015

Code of Conduct for Parents/Carers - Updated January 2015

Code of Conduct for Young People - 4.12.15