Scottish Rowing is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children and protected adults in its care. It recognises the responsibility to promote safe practice and to protect children and protected adults from harm, abuse and exploitation.
All member clubs that engage directly with under 18’s (this excludes university clubs and adult only clubs, unless they do some targeted engagement) are required to have a Child Protection Officer and a Child Protection Policy. We strongly recommend that clubs adopt Scottish Rowing's Child Protection Policy. Any concerns should be reported to club Child Protection Officers. Should the concern relate to a Scottish Rowing organised activity then it can be reported directly to the Scottish Rowing Welfare Officer.
With recent media attention on safeguarding in sport sportscotland, Disclosure Scotland, Volunteer Scotland and Children 1st are conducting a survey to identify the knowledge and awareness of safeguarding in sport.
Scottish Rowing fully supports this pieces of work as it will positively influence safeguarding training and support for those working with children and ultimately help to protect children in our sport.
To this end please disseminate the survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PCB276B to those within your organisation/club who have an interest and responsibility for safeguarding children in rowing. The survey only takes 9 minutes to complete and by taking the time you will be helping to safeguard children.
Current policies can be found on the right hand side of this page.
Resources and links to further guidance on the topic of Safeguarding can also be found by clicking on the link to the right hand side of this page.
The Policy and Procedures are currently under review and may be subject to changes at anytime during this review process. Any questions around application of the current policy should be directed to the Scottish Rowing Welfare Officer.
Further information and advice can be obtained from the Scottish Rowing Welfare Officer: