Everyone who participates in Triathlon is entitled to participate in a safe and fun environment and to be given the chance to experience the feelings of enjoyment, challenge and achievement that are inherent to the sport.
In WTC the welfare and wellbeing of Members, including young and vulnerable adults, is paramount and every member has the right to be protected from abuse.
WTC welfare and wellbeing officer
In September 2017 WTC, in line with BTF guidelines appointed Sarah Poole as its Welfare and Wellbeing officer.
The WTC Welfare and Wellbeing officer’s role is to:
be available to all club members to discuss queries or concerns regarding safeguarding (including any concerns relating to Adults at Risk and transition members);
support WTC to follow safeguarding guidelines set out by BTF;
ensure safeguarding and good practice is prioritised by the WTC committee;
ensure that all WTC regular coaches hold an in-date DBS issued by BTF.
keep confidential records and refer concerns to the Lead Officer of BT England if appropriate.
If you have any concerns about the welfare of a club member or suspect abuse is taking place please contact Sarah in person or by emailing: welfare.WTC@gmail.com
As an adult triathlon club we welcome members from our junior club once they reach the age of 16, they may join the senior club as "transitioners".
In order to join, the Junior Club coaches are required to confirm that, in their view, the transitioner is a mature individual and has the skill and fitness level to successfully engage in the senior club training sessions/events.
WTC follow BTF guidance on the safeguarding of children. All our coaches have undertaken the relevant and recommended training and hold an in -date enhanced DBS check.
For more information on BTF guidance see the Safeguarding Section of their website at: