Safe recruitment protocols for clubs

A safe and appropriately administered recruitment protocol for anyone working with juniors is a fundamental part of safeguarding children and/or Adults at Risk in British Rowing affiliated clubs.

A Criminal Record Check alone is not sufficient to indicate whether someone is appropriate to work with children or Adults at Risk. The minimum recruitment process for anyone whom clubs wish to deploy in roles with junior is outlined in Section 5 of the British Rowing Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy: www.britishrowing.org/about-us/welfare/safeguarding-and-protecting-children-policy.

Please remember that there is no automatic ‘transferability’ of a British Rowing Criminal Record Check between clubs. If a club is considering recruiting someone who is already in possession of a DBS certificate obtained through British Rowing, the club welfare officer must always contact British Rowing’s Lead Safeguarding Officer for confirmation of their status as part of the recruitment process. 

Clubs, through their CWO or any other officer, are not entitled to ask individuals to produce their DBS certificates for inspection. 

If you have any queries regarding safe recruitment at your club, please contact Laura Fieldman, British Rowing’s Lead Safeguarding Officer – [email protected].