Our Policies

Our Club is governed by a Club Committee. We have the below policies in place to protect all our members and staff. Bristol Blades Fencing Club is affiliated with and a member of England Fencing and British Fencing. Each of our coaches and staff members are on the British Fencing Coaches register, and as such are members of British Fencing, have up to date First Aid training and Child Protection training.

As members of British Fencing, our club and coaches adhere and abide by their policies. More information can be found here. https://www.britishfencing.com/policy-zone/

British Fencing Club Membership no. 959078

Covid- 19 Policies

In response to the Global Covid-19 pandemic, the club has had to publish new temporary policies, so that the club may reopen in accordance with Government and British Fencing Guidelines. All members and visitors must familiarise themselves with the Policies before coming to the club. This information is posted around the club venue.

Welfare and Safeguarding

Bristol Blades Fencing Club recognises its responsibility for the safety of all its members, and to protect and safeguard the welfare of the children and young people entrusted to the club’s care.

The welfare of children is everybody’s responsibility particularly when it comes to protecting children from abuse. Everyone – administrators, coaches, parents, friends, children themselves can help and have a responsibility to keep children safe.

All children (i.e. those under the age of 18) regardless of age, disability, race, religious belief, and sexual identity have a right to be protected from abuse.

Bristol Blades Fencing Club is guided by and compliant with the welfare and child protection policies laid down by British fencing: http://www.britishfencing.com/governance/welfare/

Our nominated Club Welfare Officer is Jane Glydon. Jane has undergone the relevant safeguarding training in line with British Fencing Policies. All staff members and volenteers agree to follow the British Fencing code of conduct: https://www.britishfencing.com/policy-zone/codes-of-conduct/

If you have any concerns regarding child safety or welfare please contact Jane at safeguardingbristolblades@gmail.com

Health and Safety

The Health and safety of all our members, staff and visitors while at our club, is extremely important. A risk assessment is done for each venue, and reviewed once a year. Our staff check the venue before each session in addition.

Data Protection

As a member of British Fencing, Bristol Blades Fencing club has a responsibility to protect the date of members, staff and those that contact us.