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Welfare officers

The role of the club welfare officer is crucial in ensuring that our club's approach to children's welfare and protection works in practice. The welfare officer acts as the first point of contact for anyone in the club (staff, volunteer, parents and children) who has a concern about a child or about poor practice or possible abuse by adults working with children.

Children and young people involved in sport have a right to have fun and be safe.

All our club welfare officers have attended a Sports Coach UK accredited Safeguarding and Protecting Children course and have a Disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) which is a government agency that provides criminal record searches of UK citizens to help organisations, such as British Cycling, make safer recruitment decisions for volunteers in positions of trust.

Sandra Eder

Lead Welfare Officer – Sandra Eder
Retired, enjoys life, grandchildren and staying fit. Age is just a number!
Carol Rushmere

Welfare Officer – Carol Rushmere

Loves the buzz around cycling and always happy to help other people enjoy it too.
Welfare Officer Bigfoot Youth – Megan Smith
Megan is the latest recruit to our Welfare Officer team, and we'll be putting a photo here soon!

If you have any concerns about club conduct our welfare officers are the first point of contact. You can either speak to one of our officers, call the welfare officers' mobile: 07771 310743 or send an email to: bigfootgoridewelfareofficer@gmail.com