Welfare Guidelines & Resources for Clubs

All British Fencing Affiliated Clubs offering fencing sessions to children (U18s) and adults at risk must have an identified Club Welfare Officer in place.

(Please note that in Scotland this is called a Child Protection and Wellbeing Officer.)

The contact details of the Club Welfare Officer must be provided to British Fencing through the BF online platform https://bf.sport80.com/login.

Contact details should also be displayed clearly within the club environment at every session.

Schools, HE/FE & University Clubs

Clubs run in institutions within the educations sector, solely for the students of that institution are often held within a framework that has access to an existing Welfare or Safeguarding Officer. In these circumstances it is acceptable for the club to operate within that welfare framework.  The Lead Safeguarding Officer contact details should be provided to BF as part of any club affiliation.

The following guidelines and templates can be adapted for use in the club environment:

(Clubs in Scotland should also refer to the welfare information provided by Scottish Fencing at http://www.scottish-fencing.com/start/safeguarding-and-child-protection.)


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


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



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