The protection and support of Young People and Vulnerable Adults in Peak Cycling Club is of
The Club Welfare Officer will, therefore, act as a first point of contact for any person at a Club level
who has a concern about a Club Member’s Welfare and Protection.
The Club Welfare Officer will require a basic knowledge of and/or familiarity with the pertinent
legislation and Government guidance were relevant to this role. Basic knowledge of the roles and
responsibilities of the statutory agencies and their contacts will be required, such as Social Services,
Police, NSPCC and British Cycling Child Protection Officer.
Understanding of local procedures for reporting protection concerns to the statutory agencies and
how to put this into practice in relation to young and vulnerable people within the club is important,
as is awareness of equity issues within the context of Club Member Protection.
Basic knowledge of the different forms of behaviour that can occur within and outside of sport
which are harmful to vulnerable people is needed, from poor practice to physical abuse.
The Club Welfare Officer will need the ability to administrate/organise paperwork and record
information received, act as a local source of advice on Club Member Protection matters and
support the interests of any vulnerable member within the club, communicating with others as
The Club Welfare Officer will be the first point of contact in the Club for the reporting of Welfare and
Protection concerns and to assist in the raising of awareness of others at a Club level in respect of
Club Member Protection.
The Club Welfare Officer will uphold confidentiality, as far as is practically possible, in all Club
Welfare and Protection matters.
He/she should be given authority to conduct these duties without the need for Committee consent
unless there are specific issues that require a more measured approach or response. In the event of
a serious situation arising the Club Welfare Officer is expected to liaise with the Chairperson and
his/her Management Committee to ensure that they are kept fully informed and prepared for any
actions that may affect the club or its membership.
The Club Welfare Officer will not be required to attend every Committee Meeting but will be
requested to attend as required or alternatively may choose to request attendance his/herself if a
the particular issue requires discussion.
The Club Welfare Officer will not have a vote on Committee decisions but may be asked to present
his/her opinion before a vote is made.