British Triathlon EduCare

British Triathlon signs partnership with safeguarding experts

By Community | December 6, 2017

British Triathlon has today announced a new partnership with the UK’s leading provider of essential duty of care and safeguarding training, EduCare.

The agreement will see all the National Governing Body’s staff, including the Home Nations and the Triathlon Trust, commit to undertaking online training courses including Child Protection, Safeguarding Young People and Equality & Diversity.

In addition, all British Triathlon Affiliated Club Welfare Officers will be offered access to 14 different training courses, free of charge. British Triathlon qualified coaches and permitted event organisers are among those who will also be able to access training at a discounted rate.

Andy Salmon, British Triathlon Chief Executive, said: “As a national governing body, we have an obligation and a desire to ensure the highest possible standards around essential governance topics such as welfare and accessibility and, here at British Triathlon, we want to show we are leading the way in best practice.

“The support of EduCare will be invaluable in meeting these objectives.”

Keir McDonald MBE, founder of EduCare added: “Safeguarding participants is vital and club staff need to know how to spot the signs of abuse, and equally importantly, how to report concerns.

“Governing bodies need to lead on this and EduCare already work with other leading NGBs to do so. We are delighted to be developing this programme with British Triathlon and trust that it will help deliver our ultimate mission to keep sport safe.”

British Triathlon EduCare