Staff Abuse Notice

British Fencing welcomes any comments you have on all aspects of its activities and has a formal procedure for dealing with complaints.  Our expectation is that people will engage in this procedure in a professional and respectful manner.

It has come to our attention that a number of comments and complaints have resulted in members of British Fencing staff receiving unacceptable levels of verbal abuse.  British Fencing owes a duty of care to its employees to take steps to prevent such verbal abuse and any other mistreatment of its staff.  If necessary British Fencing will take disciplinary action against any member (including fencers, coaches and parents).

British Fencing staff are working hard to improve fencing in the UK and have the right to do this without experiencing abuse.  As set out above, comments  are always welcome, but these must not result in personal attacks on members of British Fencing staff.

In the event that staff are subjected to personal attacks (including all forms of harassment and abuse) the CEO has the right to take the necessary action to protect staff. This can include limiting or terminating any direct staff interaction with the individual concerned.

For more information about how to make a complaint please see the BF Complaints Policy which can be found in the Policy section of the website: here. The Complaints form can be found here.

We are grateful for your co-operation.


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