As a British Fencing Registered Club, we follow their governing body guidance.
All British Fencing clubs are required to follow their current safeguarding policy, and have an appointed Welfare Officer independent of the coaching team. You can find out about the BF Welfare Officer Register and requirements here.
All qualified coaches must be on the British Fencing Coach Register. To have a current status with BF, all coaches must have the following:
- A coaching qualification recognised by British Fencing.
- A current DBS check.
- A current UK Coaching Safeguarding & Protecting Children certificate.
- Emergency First Aid at Work qualification, or an appointed First Aider in the club where they coach.
You can find out more about the requirements of the Coach Register here.
You can find a copy of the British Fencing Safeguarding policy and whistleblowing procedures here or via the PDF download below:
If you have any questions regarding welfare, or are concerned about anyone at the club, please contact our welfare officer Alex Holden.
British Fencing Safeguarding Policy