Safeguarding in Fencing

Yesterday all club secretaries received a press release regarding British Fencing’s commitment to safeguarding in fencing. Please share this with your club committee members and coaches. If you have any questions you can contact Scottish Fencing’s Child Protection Officer Lesley O’Donnell lesley@scottish-fencing.com Or if you missed this and would like a copy please contact the office.

Scottish Fencing is equally committed to creating a safe and positive environment for children and vulnerable adults to participate in fencing. Our Child Protection Officer, Lesley is currently working with Children First to pilot new safeguarding standards and we will publish more information about this in the new year. Clubs can find policies and further information on our website here.

We also have some training on the 1 February 2017; further details and how to book are here. This training is suitable for coaches and for club and competition welfare officers. It is also appropriate for anyone who needs a refresher course (coaches and Welfare Officers are required to attend a safeguarding course every three years).

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