Every person who takes part in gig rowing has the right to do so in a safe and enjoyable environment, free from judgment and abuse. The abuse of children, young people and the vulnerable can occur in any environment e.g. home, school and sports clubs. People the child know and trusts commit the majority of child abuse. Children also disclose abuse to people they know and trust. This could be a member of our club. Having an awareness of following good safeguarding procedures applies to all rowers, coaches, volunteers and anyone involved in rowing within PPGC. All of these people have a duty of care to safeguard the welfare of children and prevent their abuse.
The Welfare Officer is expected to attend a Safeguarding Awareness course when they commence their term of office. This will be refreshed within the CPGA guidelines of every 3 years.
If you have any concerns regarding safeguarding please approach the welfare officer or any appropriate adult within the club, all matter will be dealt with confidentially, please use the email link below.
Our safeguarding policy is available under the club policies tab.
For further help & advice please visit the Childline website following the link below;