Chippenham and District Wheelers takes the safety and well-being of its members seriously. In compliance with statutory requirements for all sports clubs Chippenham Wheelers is committed to adopting and complying with a number of policies, procedures and codes of conduct. These apply to all participants, parents and guardians, club officials, coaches and volunteers are signed up to.
As a British Cycling affiliated club, Chippenham Wheelers is bound by British Cycling’s safeguarding and child protection policies. Chippenham Wheelers has formally adopted British Cycling’s Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Safeguarding and Protecting Vulnerable Adults policies and principles of good practice. We follow British Cycling’s Guidelines for Best Practice. All Chippenham Wheelers coaches have undertaken the requisite training and adhere to British Cycling’s Code of Conduct and Sports Coach UK’s Code of Practice for Sports Coaches. All Chippenham Wheelers coaches hold current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificates and are first-aid trained.
Chippenham Wheelers has attained Sport England’s Club Matters – Clubmark- Quality Club Accreditation. This involves the club having demonstrated that it provides the right environment to ensure the welfare of its members and encourages everyone to enjoy cycling and stay involved throughout their lives. As a Clubmark club, Chippenham Wheelers is recognised as being an inclusive, safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages, helping parents know that they are choosing the right club for their children.
Club Welfare Officer
In compliance with British Cycling’s principles of good practice, Chippenham Wheelers has appointed a Club Welfare Officer whose remit is to play a key role in maintaining British Cycling’s high standards in relation to vulnerable groups participating in cycling. This allows peace of mind for participants, their families and club by ensuring those working with young people and vulnerable adults are qualified to do so.
Should you have any concerns regarding the welfare of children or vulnerable adults in the club; any aspect of club activities, or any individuals at the club please contact the Club Welfare Officer using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following resources may also be applicable:
- Wiltshire Children & Families Voluntary Sector Forum http://www.cfvsf.org/wiltshire-scb/
- Childline 0800 1111, www.childline.org.uk
- Anti-Bullying Alliance www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk
Chippenham Wheelers positively encourages the involvement of all people, regardless of their gender, age, race, ethnicity, disability, religious belief, sexuality and social background. All club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity. The Club has adopted Sport England’s definition of sports equity; this is incorporated in our Equity Policy Statement.
Chippenham Wheelers are completely opposed to bullying behaviour and will seek to ensure that bullying is not accepted or condoned. Every club member has a right to enjoy their sport free from abuse and bullying. Action will be taken to investigate and deal with any alleged incidents of bullying. All members are required to abide by and adhere to the club Equity Policy Statement.