Cycling Ulster is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people in our sport. We have worked closely with the Child Protection In Sport Unit (CPSU) and NSPCC to develop robust policy and procedures to safeguard children. We work closely with all our clubs and statutory agencies to ensure that safeguarding children is prioritised. Any allegation, suspicion of harm or concern is taken seriously and responded to swiftly, fairly and appropriately.
If you want to report any concerns you should contact your club’s Designated Safeguarding Officer in the first instance. Alternatively you can contact me as Cycling Ulster’s Lead Safeguarding Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or via mobile to 07920132135. You can also contact NSPCC’s general Helpline for adults on 0808 800 5000 and Childline for children and young people on 0800 1111 .
As a provincial body we fully commit to Cycling Ireland’s code of conduct for Safeguarding the young people in our sport. This code is called the Cycling Ireland Code of Practice and Safeguarding Procedures for Young and Vulnerable Cyclists. The code sets out the key principles as well as providing best practice guidance. You can view this policy on www.cyclingireland.ie
For more information on Safeguarding procedures, how to get members vetted and information about the various Helplines go to www.cyclingulster.com
Cycling Ulster will be running Basic Safeguarding Awareness Courses in the New Year and we advise all our clubs to avail of this facility and encourage as many of their members as possible to attend the courses.
Lead Safeguarding Officer