We have a dedicated welfare officer, Bruce, who makes every effort to ensure we comply with the policies and wealth of supporting material that the British Fencing Association develop and publish. We are also lucky that our head coach is our safety officer and monitors safety during the sessions as defined for coaches in the Club risk assessment.
The focus of this is very much towards juniors and vulnerable adults but and the welfare officer and all our coaches take great care to ensure all good practice is followed.
Bruce is our welfare officer and has a good understanding of the Brirtish Fencing Association’s (BFA) policies. He has solid contacts within the BFA and can and has called on them for advice when needed.
One small example of this is that we try to ask everyone whether they ar ehppy for us to show their photographs on our facebook pager and website, but while we operate on an opt-out basis for adults we ask parents and guardians to opt-in for children and vunerable adults. This is just one of the documents that can be found in the BFA Welfare Zone (above) – https://www.britishfencing.com/uploads/files/8_photography_policy.pdf