We take the welfare of our fencers, particularly our young fencers, seriously....

All of our BF registered coaches are DBS checked and undertake "safeguarding and protecting children" courses to be part of the BF coaching register. All of our volunteers sign up to our child protection policy.

Due to the nature of volunteer run clubs we are currently between welfare officers, as our last welfare officer became a coach and can no longer fill that role. Our new welfare officer in training is Angela Rolling.  Angela has already undertaken a number of professional training courses that make her a great fit as our new welfare officer, but just needs to complete some of the sport club specific courses, before her role is official.  You can contact Angela by sending a message through the contact form below.

Or Just Email: Welfare.Durham.Phoenix@gmail.com

Contact Our Welfare Officer

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In addition, details of the BF regional welfare officer for the North East can be found here: https://www.britishfencing.com/welfare-zone/regional-welfare-officers/ 


Other Useful Contacts

NSPCC (24 hours) 0808 800 5000 

NSPCC Child protection in sport 0116 234 7278 

County Durham Social Care Direct 0845 8505010