SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTING CHILDREN
We are seeing in SFACC unaccompanied young persons wishing to ride with us and some becoming Club Members. In the past, we have had many young persons ride with us but in most cases they have been accompanied and often relatives of established Club Members.
Where young persons under 18 (Young Person) are unaccompanied then it is necessary that we comply with the conditions of our insurers British Cycling which can be summarised as follows and these rules apply to both Club Members and non-members:-
I would stress that the above rules do apply to all Young Persons under the age of 18 and as such, in order to protect both Club Members and SFACC positions we need to be careful that we follow them with due diligence.
We all know how disappointing it is to tell keen youngsters no, we cannot take you but we live in a litigious and different society to the one that most of us grew up with and cycled in and hence why we need to follow the rules.
Ultimately, it is up to the parents/guardians to find out what they need to do in order for their Young Person to ride on a scheduled Club Run with SFACC – in essence, they only need to contact us for help and assistance.
Thank you for your time in reading this notice and please discuss widely amongst your group ride members so that everyone is aware of its existence and scope.
Club Runs Secretary
Parental Consent Form