Swindon Fencing Club acknowledges its duty to safeguard and protect the welfare of children and young people in the club’s care and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities and complies with British Fencing requirements.

We are committed to ensuring that children and young people have a positive experience of the sport at Swindon Fencing Club and that they do so in a safe and fun environment. Swindon Fencing Club recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, policies and procedures are mandatory for everyone involved within the Club.

Our Club is guided by and is fully compliant with the welfare policy set out by British Fencing.

All Swindon Fencing Club coaches are DBS checked, have up to date training in terms of Child Protection and First Aid and appear on the BFA Coaching Register.

If you have a safeguarding concern, you have a legal and moral obligation to report it. For how to respond to a concern/allegation of abuse/poor practice please click here. The concern should then be reported immediately to the Welfare Officer – Karen Thatcher via phone on 07419 839 407 or email (using WELFARE as the email subject).

If the Welfare Officer is not available and your concerns are urgent then you should speak to Neil Bromley – Safeguarding & Welfare Officer via phone on 07527 546 164 or email (again, using WELFARE as the email subject).

Below is a link to a list of documents on British Fencing’s website, which Swindon Fencing Club adhere to, relating to welfare documents, policies and guidance. Click on the appropriate link to view the PDF documents in full:

British Fencing Welfare Policies

Swindon Fencing Club Policies and Documents

Swindon Fencing Club – Parent/Carers Code of Conduct

Swindon Fencing Club – Fencers Code of Conduct