10th November 2020


Tay Rowing Club has a responsibility to all children and young people taking part in the sport of rowing and is fully committed to promoting children’s wellbeing by keeping them safe, promoting their development and respecting their views.

For the purpose of this policy, a child is recognised as anyone under the age of 18.

This policy sets out the role Tay Rowing Club will take on Child Wellbeing & Protection within the sport. This policy covers all Tay Rowing Club activity and the Working with Children Procedures (and linked policies/ procedures referred to) will apply to all staff, volunteers and board members of Tay Rowing Club and any other individuals involved with working with children at any Tay Rowing Club organised activity.

The key principles for 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.
  • Tay Rowing Club shall work in partnership together with children and parents to promote the wellbeing, health and development of children.

Tay Rowing Club will:

  1. Promote the rights and wellbeing of children by providing opportunities to take part in rowing safely
  2. Appoint a Child Wellbeing & Protection Officer to lead on implementation of this policy and all its procedures
  3. Provide and implement procedures, support and guidance to safeguard the wellbeing of all participants
  4. Promote the policy and procedures to all those it applies to, to ensure they know what to do and who to speak to
  5. Safely recruit and select individuals who will be working with children
  6. Train, support and supervise its members of staff, volunteers and members to adopt the good practice approach laid out by Tay Rowing Club to promote child wellbeing and safeguard children against child protection concerns
  7. Respond to all concerns about/ from children in line with the procedures as well as implementing, where appropriate, the relevant disciplinary and appeals procedure
  8. Maintain confidential records of all complaints, concerns and sanctions applied in line with this policy
  9. Regularly monitor and evaluate the implementation of this policy and the associated procedures

This policy and the procedures will be regularly monitored and reviewed, with a full review being carried out every 3 years. The policy and procedures will also be reviewed in the following circumstances:

  • In accordance with changes in legislation and guidance on the protection and safeguarding of children or following any relevant changes within Tay Rowing Club
  • Following any issue or concerns raised about child wellbeing or protection within Tay Rowing Club
  • On advice from Children 1st and Sports Scotland’s Safeguarding in Sport service

For any further advice or information please contact childprotection@scottish-rowing.org.uk

Guidance, advice and resources are widely available on the topic of Safeguarding and is not only targeted at those with responsibility for safeguarding.  There is also guidance, advice and resources available for parents/ guardians and young people of a variety of ages.

Please see a variety of these sources of guidance, advice and resources through the link below.


Important Documents – view our safeguarding policies:-