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Everyone who participates in cycling in all its disciplines is entitled to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment and to be given the chance to experience the fun, challenge and sense of achievement that are inherent to cycling. To ensure this, Tyneside Vagabonds Cycling Club is committed to implementing policies and procedures to ensure all those involved comply with the British Cycling code of good practice.

In addition, all young people are entitled to a duty of care and to be protected from abuse. Tyneside Vagabonds is committed to implementing policies and procedures to ensure everyone in the club accepts their responsibilities to safeguard children from harm and abuse. This means taking action to safeguard children and to report any concerns about their welfare.

Tyneside Vagabonds Cycling Club is bound by British Cycling’s procedures for good practice and child protection that clearly states what is required of the club:

  • Everyone knows and accepts their responsibilities and works together: parents, cyclists, coaches, leaders, and club officials.
  • All volunteers will be informed about their responsibilities and provided with guidance and/or training in good practice and child protection procedures.

The following terms are used in the club's policy:

  • Anyone under the age of 18 is considered to be a child/young person.
  • The term parent is used as a generic term to represent parents, carers and guardians.

The Club will adopt the Guidance Notes on Good Practice, Poor Practice and Abuse as set down in Section 2 of the document Child Protection in Cycling issued by British Cycling and endorsed by Cycling Time Trials, and other leading national cycling organisations.  These have been summarised in our guidance notes for leaders, members, and parents.