The following has been compiled in response to British Rowing’s
‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children
Policy’, in particular WG3.4: Guidelines for rowing competitions.
|Who is responsible for welfare issues?
||The event has appointed Judy Sarsby as welfare officer for the event.
||All officials and competitors will be notified
of the contact phone number of the Welfare Officer is through the
Welfare Statement posted on the website
which will also be displayed at key boating
positions on the day.|
||The event will publicise the Welfare Plan on
the website and as an email attachment to
clubs sent along with the instructions for
||The event Water Safety Adviser will brief
medical teams on welfare issues.
||WSA to distribute a copy of the Welfare
Statement to safety and medical crews
along with their instructions.|
|Appropriate level of security.
||The Organising Committee is to ensure that
Heads of Department are aware of the need
to safeguard the security of children where
changing facilities are provided, i.e. Chief
Marshal at Walton RC.
||Any missing persons should be reported to
the nearest official who will inform the Chief
Umpire between divisions. If after contacting
officials along the appropriate length of the
course there is still concern that the person
has not been located, the Chief Umpire will
contact the local police.
||Chief Umpire to have number of local police station.|
|Access to young people or their contact
||It is the responsibility of all visiting clubs to
ensure that anyone undertaking supervisory
roles or with access to young people’s
contact details should have undertaken DBS
||It is the responsibility of those in visiting
clubs with responsibilities for safeguarding
children to be aware of people taking
photographs. If they are concerned about the
possible contents of photographs then they
should either challenge the individual directly
or report the incident to the Welfare Officer.