Best Practice

British Cycling requires:

  • All affiliated clubs to appoint a Club Welfare Officer responsible for good practice and child protection; this officer must undergo a CRB check.
  • All Club Welfare Officers, coaches and leaders to undertake relevant child protection awareness training or undertake a form of home study, to ensure their practice is exemplary and to facilitate the development of a positive culture towards good practice and child protection in cycling.
  • All personnel (parents, cyclists, coaches, leaders, club officials, senior and junior club members) to receive advisory information outlining good practice and informing them about what to do if they have concerns about the behaviour of an adult towards a young person.
  • All coaches and leaders working with children to attend a British Cycling one-day top-up course on child protection, or other training course run by the Local Safeguarding Children Board, or by the County Sports Partnership that comprises good practice and child protection awareness training, guidance on child-centred coaching styles and information on child growth and development and its implications in cycling.
  • All coaches and leaders should have an up to date first aid qualification.

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