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Safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk

The Lea Rowing Club is committed to ensuring that all members, including children, young people and vulnerable adults can participate in an environment which is safe and enjoyable.

The club endorses British Rowing’s Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Adults at Risk Policies. Their policy documents can be accessed the British Rowing website Safeguarding page.

As part of our commitment we ensure that:


  • The club has a designated Club Welfare Officer and Deputy Club Welfare Officer.

  • All coaches, chaperones and others working with our Junior and Schools programmes have an enhanced DBS check that is regularly updated.

  • All coaches have undertaken British Rowing approved safeguarding training as part of the accreditation and this is updated every three years.

  • All coaches, chaperones and others working with our Junior and Schools programmes are offered annual safeguarding refresher training.

  • We will not share your personal information or photographs without your/your parents’ permission.

What to do if you are worried about a child


The Club Welfare Officer and deputy are available for consultation and advice if you are worried about the welfare of a child or adult at risk. This can include concerns about the care they receive at home or at the club.


Make a brief record of what you are worried about, including the date, time and any other relevant information, for example if others share your concerns.


Report your concerns as soon as possible to the Club Welfare Officer in person or by email at or by phone on 07712 554 338


If they are not available and the matter is urgent then you can you can contact local children’s safeguarding services:



(These contact details can also be found on the Child Protection page of Hackney Council’s website.)


National Contacts

Alternatively, you can call or email the NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 or


In an emergency call the police on 999

Welfare Guidance Documents


Links to key safeguarding documents relating to code of conduct, training and competition, training and residential camps and use of social media and information sharing can be downloaded from the Safeguarding page on British Rowing’s website.

Code of Conduct and Safeguarding documents can also be downloaded from our Resources pages

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