Safeguarding and Welfare

Cycling should be a safe and positive experience for everybody. All those involved in the sport have a part to play in safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk.

One of the most important way to protect children and adults at risk is to report any concerns you might have. There are a number of options here depending on how serious or urgent your concerns might be.

SRAMcc has it’s own Club Welfare Officer, who has been on a formal training course run by British Cycling (the National Governing Body for the sport). The Welfare Officer’s role is to promote safeguarding within the club, working with others to ensure that a safe and inclusive environment is achieved. He is there to listen if you need someone to talk to or you are concerned about somebody‚Äôs safety and wellbeing.

SRAMcc’s Welfare Officer is Robert McEwan. He can be contacted through Facebook Messenger, or by email on rob25047@yahoo.co.uk .

British Cycling employ a number of safeguarding experts who offer support and advice to clubs, but any individual with safeguarding concerns is free to contact them directly if they feel it appropriate.

The British Cycling website has a very helpful Safeguarding Page giving a lot of information about how to get advice, or to report any concerns you might have.

You can contact British Cycling’s Lead Safeguarding Officer through their website or on 0161 274 2000.

In an emergency situation you should consider contacting

  • Police: 999
  • Your Local Social Care Emergency Duty Team
  • NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
  • Childline: 0800 1111