Rowing should be a safe and positive experience for everybody. All those involved in rowing have a part to play in the wellbeing and protection of children. To assist with this, Scottish Rowing have implemented policies and procedures which set out our belief in and commitment to safeguarding and protecting all children involved in rowing, safeguarding their wellbeing and protecting them from all forms of abuse. This is not just our responsibility but that of everyone involved in rowing at all levels to ensure that children can enjoy themselves in a safe and non-threatening environment.

If you have concerns for the wellbeing or safety of a child, young person or adult or some raises a concern with you, report these immediately.

To report a concern contact:

Scottish Rowing Lead Wellbeing & Protection Officer – Mark Senter


Telephone: 07852 947907


Set out below are the Scottish Rowing Child Wellbeing & Protection Policy along with guidance documents and key templates. If you cannot find the guidance document or template, you are looking for please contact

Scottish Rowing Child Wellbeing and Protection Policy 

The key principles underpinning this policy are;

  • The wellbeing of children is the primary concern.
  • It is everyone’s responsibility to promote and safeguard the wellbeing of children.
  • All children, whatever their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex and/or sexual orientation, have the right to protection from all forms of harm, poor practice and abuse.
  • Children have the right to express views on all matters which affect them, should they wish to do so.
  • Scottish Rowing and its affiliated clubs shall work in partnership together with children and parents to promote the wellbeing, health and development of children.

The Scottish Rowing Child Wellbeing and Protection and Anti Bullying Policies set out what to do if you have a concern, or someone raises a concern with you, regarding a child or young person.


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