Welfare Guidance Documents

The following guidance documents and procedures are referred to in British Rowing’s Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Adults at Risk Policies and provide more detailed information.


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The Governance and Welfare team is committed to ensuring that the guidance documents and procedures are as relevant as can be.  Guidance documents revised in 2020 and approved by our stakeholders and partners should be read alongside the Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Adults at Risk Policies.

Key Contacts

British Rowing Lead Safeguarding Officer: [email protected]

British Rowing Governance Officer (DBS/CWO Enquiries):  [email protected]

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111


If you are unable to find a policy or guidance that you are looking for please check the Policies and Guidance webpage.

Welfare Guidance Documents updated since January 2021 and summary of changes include:

3.12 Safer Recruitment Guidance 

Included consideration for clubs to carry out basic internet searches to determine whether an applicant is currently ineligible or unsuitable to apply for the role the club is promoting.

3.15 Transporting children and young people

New guidance on safe transportation of children and young people, to provide clarity for coaches and individuals with a role working with children.

Section 1 – Codes of Conduct, disciplinary procedures and raising concerns
Section 2 – CRB Disclosure and ISA guidance
Section 3 – Club, training and competition guidance
Section 4 – Training camps and residential visits
Section 5 – Use of social media and information sharing
Other Documents

Two page Safeguarding Leaflet for Junior Rowers (tri-fold) (Jan 2021)






Club Welfare Officer template poster pack (Jan 2021)













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