We all play a role in ensuring that participating in sailing and boating is a positive and safe experience for everyone. The RYA Safeguarding team offer support and guidance to clubs, centres, class associations and any adults or children involved in sailing and boating.
Safeguarding means the protection of people’s physical and mental health, their wellbeing, and their human rights. Its objective is to support participant’s welfare and to keep everyone safe.
Safeguarding applies to everyone, and it is each person’s responsibility to make sure that the most vulnerable people within our society are protected from harm.
Children, young people, and vulnerable adults may require more safeguarding support and consideration. This includes adults who may receive help from care teams, as well as adults who have mental health conditions, learning disabilities, or physical disabilities.
Take a look at our adaptable safeguarding policies and guidelines for your training centre or club.
Find help and information if you’re concerned for the safety of yourself, a child or adult.
Learn more about the role of the Welfare Officer and find helpful advice on meeting the role’s needs.
The RYA Safeguarding team offers support and guidance to clubs, centres, class associations and any adults or children involved in sailing and boating. Feel free to take a look at our resources and if you are unable to find what you are looking for, please contact our team directly.
RYA HQ | Andrea Gates | firstname.lastname@example.org | 02380 012796
RYA Cymru Wales | James Stuart | email@example.com | 02380 012796
RYA Northern Ireland | Gayle Logan | Gayle.Logan@rya.org.uk | 02891 827154
RYA Scotland | Liz Linton | firstname.lastname@example.org | 07770 604234