WELFARE AND SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN & ADULTS
Weybridge Rowing Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of our younger members and adults. We believe it is important members, coaches, club officials and parents associated with the club show, at all times, respect and understanding for their safety and welfare.
We are committed to making sure everyone who participates in rowing can do so in an enjoyable and safe environment. To safeguard and protect young athletes and adults, we work within guidance set out by British Rowing – and as outlined below:
We believe that the welfare of young people is paramount – our aim is to ensure that all are protected when training or competing.
We enable everyone, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual identity - to enjoy a fun and safe environment - and includes staying safe online.
We take all reasonable steps to protect young athletes from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment, and respect their rights, wishes and feelings.
We take seriously any suspicions and allegations of poor practice or abuse, and will respond swiftly and appropriately to them.
We ensure that all adults who work with young athletes, including our coaches and volunteers, are recruited with regard to their suitability for that responsibility; receive guidance and/or training in good practice and child protection procedures; and are subject to checks by the Disclosure and Baring Service (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau) at the enhanced level.
We believe that the safeguarding of adults is our responsibility. Making the sport of rowing safe for all adults will ensure a wider participation in the sport and ensure safe access for everyone. We aim to establish and promote best practice to support continual development.
WHO TO CONTACT
The Club Welfare Officer (CWO) is responsible for advising on child protection matters and for coordinating action within the Club on receipt of any concerns or referrals. She is also responsible for supporting adults and ensuring they are capable of making decisions and reporting any issues relating to harm or abuse.
Everyone has a right to be treated with respect and dignity. Everyone deserves to be safe.
If you are on this page because you feel you need support and for any reason, and don’t wish to contact the CWO, please see the following organisations, who are recommended also and available on the phone to help at any time.
CHILDLINE - call 0800 1111
You can talk to us about anything. No problem is too big or small.
Emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicide. Telephone 08457 90 90 90
Support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Telephone 0300 123 3393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you suspect somebody is being harmed,
Don’t ignore it, report it:
In an emergency – dial 999 for the police
During office hours, contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0300 470 9100 or email email@example.com
Or call the Adult Social Care Emergency Duty Team on 01483 517898
Our CWO is Judy Csiki-Sarsby
Feel free to call her – just click/tap her image below
or email firstname.lastname@example.org