Safeguarding At Bicester Millennium Cycle Club (BMCC)

The purpose of this page is to make all Club members aware of their safeguarding responsibility, identify particular areas that they should be aware of and give some guidance on reporting procedures if a concern is identified.

Safeguarding Children and Young People – A Short Guide for Club Members

BMCC is committed to ensure that children and young people involved can thrive and flourish in a safe environment and that all children, young people and adults at risk have a fun, safe and positive experience.

BMCC is an affiliated member of British Cycling and follows the British Cycling Safeguarding Policy and procedures.

You might be thinking “What has safeguarding got to do with me?”

Government guidance makes it clear that ‘Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility’.

Anyone who has a negative experience of sport at a young age is less likely to become a regular long-term participant. It’s important for the future of your club and the sport as a whole that children and young people have an enjoyable experience.

All club members have a part to play in making that happen.

All adults should contribute to the club meeting its overall duty of care, be aware of our club’s safeguarding procedures, and know what to do if they are concerned about a young person.

Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy

General Principles

  • Everyone who participates in cycling is entitled to do so in a safe and enjoyable environment.
  • All British Cycling clubs, events and associated individuals must follow the policies defined in this document.
  • British Cycling is committed to helping everyone in cycling accept their responsibility to safeguard children from harm and abuse and support them to do so.
  • This document sets out the procedures you need to follow to protect children and what you need to do if you have any concerns.
Safeguarding and Protecting Vulnerable Adults Policy

General Principles

  • Everyone who participates in cycling is entitled to do so in a safe and enjoyable environment.
  • All British Cycling clubs, events, and associated individuals must follow the policies defined in this document.
  • British Cycling is committed to helping everyone in cycling accept their responsibility to safeguard vulnerable adults from harm and abuse and support
    them to do so.
  • This document sets out the procedures you need to follow to protect Vulnerable Adults and what you need to do
BMCC asks our members to

Familiarise yourself with the British Cycling Safeguarding Policy.

To see the full BC policies follow the links below:

British Cycling safeguarding and protecting children policy
British Cycling safeguarding and protecting vulnerable adults policy

In particular please familiarise yourself with:

  1. BMCC Codes of Conduct
  2. Anti-Bullying
  3. Transport
  4. Changing Rooms
  5. Photography, Videoing and the use of Social Media
What should I do if I’m concerned about a child or young person?

A concern may involve the behaviour of an adult towards a child at the club, or something that has happened to the child outside the club.

A concern may relate to poor practice or something more serious.

Children and young people may confide in adults they trust, in a place where they feel comfortable.

An allegation may range from verbal bullying, to inappropriate contact online, neglect or emotional abuse, to physical or sexual abuse.

If you are concerned about a child, it is not your responsibility to investigate further, but it is your responsibility to act on your concerns and share them.

Pass the information to BMCC Welfare Officer who will follow the club’s Safeguarding procedures.

Name:                     Chris BOLGER

Email Address:        [email protected]

If you believe the child is at immediate risk of harm, call the Police.

Other useful contacts

NSPCC 24-hour helpline Tel: 0808 800 5000

British Cycling Lead Safeguarding Officer 0161 2742000