We believe that the welfare of children and adults at risk is everyone's responsibility, particularly when it comes to protecting children from abuse. Everyone in fencing and in WFFC - club Trustees, officials, coaches, parents, friends, children themselves, everyone - can help.
Here you will find links to our club Welfare Officers and other organisations you can go to if you think a person is at risk. We have also put in some links to sources of information on web safety and other organisations who provide information about welfare and safeguarding
Our welfare officers
Lorraine has a wealth of experience in Welfare in the sport, she was one of the first accredited British Fencing Welfare Officers travelling abroad with GB U17 squads and has built on this experience taking on various Welfare roles within Scottish Fencing, England Fencing, British Fencing and at the UK School Games.
Lorraine is a trainer with British Fencing delivering all the courses necessary to become a registered Welfare Officer
Gillian started fencing around the age of 15 and has been part of the sport since then, she is one of the founding members of WFFC. She has been a fencer, has volunteered in various roles over the years, she is a qualified sabre coach and all three of her children are or have been involved in the sport. This has given her a wealth of experience of the sport from a variety of perspectives and Gillian now gives her time as the resident Welfare Officer for WFFC
Reporting a Concern:
If a child is at immediate risk of harm call the police on 999 or 101 for advice
If you want to call us for advice:
- Gillian 07394 617349
- Lorraine 07594 221867
If you want further advice or guidance on reporting a concern, please click here