Welfare Documents and Resources


For general public information on how and when to apply for a DBS check please visit www.direct.gov.uk/crb

Please visit https://secure.crbonline.gov.uk/enquiry/ to track the progress of your DBS application

You will need your disclosure application form reference Number and your date of birth


En Garde….. Ready? Is British Fencing’s Welfare Pack.  Its aim is to create a series of policies and procedures that are based on best practice and in line with current legislation.

Clubs, organisations are encouraged to adopt these policies and put them into practice to maximise the chances of us being able to develop a sport that is safe both physically and also emotionally.  This is about the way we expect people to behave be they participants, coaches, volunteers, parents/carer or any of the myriad of roles that people take on in our sport.

Throughout these documents the word “club” has been used.  That does not mean that they are exclusively for use by clubs, but can be used by any organisation that is involved in fencing from the top down.

We welcome comments and feedback on these documents and they will be updated on a regular basis as best practice changes or when there are changes in legislation. July 2013.

Document Name

Last Updated


Child Protection Policy 12.07.17
Vulnerable Adults Policy 12.07.17
Anti-bullying Policy 12.07.17
Physical Contact 12.07.17
Photography Policy 12.07.17
Procedures for Responding to Concerns/Allegations of Abuse or Poor Practice 12.07.17
Whistleblowing Procedure - Welfare
Information Sharing 12.07.17

Guidance for Club

Guidance on Changing and use of Changing Rooms 12.07.17
Information Sharing 12.07.17
Collection and Late Collection Policy 12.07.17
Safe Recruitment Procedure 12.07.17
Good Practice Guidelines on the use of Social Networking Sites 12.07.17
Safer Sporting Events 12.07.17
Guidelines on Staffing/Supervision Ratios for Children/Young People's Activities 12.07.17
Safeguarding Contacts 12.07.17
Transporting Children and Young People 12.07.17
Away Trips 12.07.17
Guidance on Risk Assessment 12.07.17
Managing Challenging Behaviour 12.07.17

Disclosure and Barring Service

DBS Checks 12.07.17
Completing a DBS Form 12.07.17

Other Information

Safeguarding in British Fencing for Parents 24/08/2017
Safeguarding in British Fencing for Coaches 24/08/2017
Leaflet for Children and Young People 24/08/2017


Checklist for Away Trips 24/08/2017
Incident Reporting Form 24/08/2017
Permission to go home on your own 24/08/2017
Role Description - Assistant Club Coach 24/08/2017
Role Description - Lead Coach 24/08/2017
Role Description - Welfare Officer 24/08/2017
Sample consent Forms for use of Photographs or Videos 24/08/2017
Sample Induction Programme 24/08/2017


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