Safeguarding and Integrity Update – July 2023

July Club Welfare Officer Briefings open for booking, appropriate supervision, and UKAD’s Special Topics page regarding TUEs


Club Welfare Officer Briefings

British Rowing’s Safeguarding and Integrity Team will be holding a further round of Club Welfare Officer online briefings in July 2023 for those who could not attend the briefings in May.

Who should attend?

We strongly encourage all CWOs, Assistant CWOs or others acting in a similar capacity in clubs to attend one of the available dates, and expect at least one representative per club to attend either a May or July briefing.

What will the briefing cover?

The briefing will cover vital aspects of the Welfare Officer role including DBS and safeguarding training requirements, use of British Rowing systems, and essential record keeping.

How to book

To book your place please click on one of the links below (note: you will need to log in using your British Rowing membership login).

Safety Alert – Consider appropriate supervision

You may have seen a recent British Rowing safety alert titled ‘Coping with the behaviour of others’. Where children and adults at risk are involved it is good practice to be consider potential risks that may be outside of the environment you control, and to ensure an appropriate level of supervision is in place to mitigate foreseeable risks, or where possible to alter the planned activity accordingly.

iRowClean – Special topics

This month we thought we would signpost you to UK Anti-Doping’s ‘special topics’ webpage with guidance and resources for a number of common medical conditions that require a Therapeutic Use Exemption. As always, information can change so make sure to check for updates regularly, but in the meantime, if you or any athletes you support have specific medical conditions such as:

  • Asthma
  • ADHD
  • Diabetes
  • Hay Fever
  • Emergency Medications
  • Glucocorticoids or Adrenaline Auto-injectors

then have a look at their guidance.

UKAD Special Topics Guidance

Safeguarding and Integrity Team at the British Rowing Offshore and Beach Sprint Championships

Members of the team will be present at the British Rowing Offshore and Beach Sprint Championships in Exmouth on Saturday, 29 July. We are happy to answer any questions or queries you may have so please do drop by and say hi!