Adults at Risk

British Rowing has realised the need for an individual policy for Adults at Risk, in line with the considerations of the Disability Discrimination Act, in order to promote equal opportunities and provide a clearer framework for those who suffer from physical, mental health and learning disabilities.

Ideally, good practice suggests a partnership model of working involving the British Rowing coach, teacher or club officer, the Adult at Risk and their carer. In these circumstances it is important that the adult is at the centre of the decision-making process.

The Adults at Risk Policy is available as a pdf download.

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Guidance Documents

The following guidance documents and procedures are referred to in British Rowing's Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy and provide more detailed information.

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Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy

Staying safe and having fun British Rowing is committed to: Making the welfare of young people paramount - this means that the protection of children at risk may override the rights and needs of those adults working with them. Enabling everyone, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity…

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RowSafe – Adaptive Rowing

Please see Section 3.3, of RowSafe, for best practice to provide opportunities and manage the needs of Adaptive Rowers.

3.3 Adaptive Rowing

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