BF’s community discussion series continued with another Welfare Officer Discussion Event. A big thank you to all those who attended and contributed. Read the summary to find out what was discussed.
This document is also only one example of how risks can be documented and mitigation measures recorded, clubs can simplify or change this according to their needs. Risk assessments (Club or Session) must be retained for insurance purposes.
Please check out our video here for more guidance on Risk Assessments.
If you have a risk to mitigate but need some advice please don’t hesitate to get in touch. As always we welcome feedback – what have we missed, what isn’t clear? Email [email protected] and let us know.
BF Welfare Audit
In light of the recommendations of the Whyte Review the Board of BF has requested a report on the status of Welfare provision in all BF affiliated fencing clubs in order that BF can target support for improvements.
It is recognised that COVID has had an impact on our volunteer workforce and as such clubs may be experiencing challenges with recruiting and training Welfare Officers. It is a priority to urgently identify and work with our clubs to address any gaps in provision. The Board of BF therefore has requested an audit of the status of Welfare provision in fencing clubs in the UK.
The audit is not intended to be onerous or time-consuming. We will circulate a link to a form to complete in late October and clubs will have at least 6 weeks to return the information requested.
We will be asking community clubs to confirm the following information which will be cross checked with the information that BF hold on clubs, coaches and welfare officers to ensure that we have the most accurate information possible of the current status:
Club Secretaries and Club Welfare Officers will be contacted directly by British Fencing and we thank you in advance for your support in this matter.
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