Youth & Safeguarding Policy in Brief

Horsham Cycling welcomes young people under 18 to join in with its rides and events. It should be noted that the Club does not provide any under-18 training, coaching or supervision or specific rides/events for members under 18 years of age.

The Club owes a legal duty of care to children participating in its activities, and will respond swiftly to any reports or suspicions of abuse in accordance with its Safeguarding Policy. The full Policy is available to download here.

Any concern that a member may have with regard to the welfare of a child (whether or not the cause for that concern emanated from within the Club) should be reported, in the first instance, to the Club Welfare Officer (CWO), who will take whatever appropriate action to ensure the safety of the child concerned. It is not the responsibility of the Club or its members to undertake investigations into reported abuse, or to determine whether any such abuse has occurred.

Every effort will be made to ensure that confidentiality is maintained for all concerned (subject to the statutory requirements regarding reporting of the matter to the relevant authorities).

Club Welfare Officer: Dave Scott
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