The Safeguarding Team at RYA HQ is run by Safeguarding and Equality Manager Katie Loucaides and supported by Andrea Gates the Safeguarding Officer. Katie and Andrea are further supported by the safeguarding leads from across the home country teams: Gayle Logan from RYA Northern Ireland, Liza Linton from RYA Scotland and Pete Muskett from RYA Cymru Wales. You can find the contact details for all of the team on the carousel below. Feel free to navigate through the pages and if you are unable to find what you are looking for, there is a "contact us" form at the bottom of this page, or alternatively, you can also email the team directly here. If you have any safeguarding concerns at all, you can make a referral directly into the team by using the RYA Safeguarding Referral Form which can be found here.

Club Welfare Officers

At the RYA we support all Club Welfare Officers and aim to provide the best guidance and information to support Club Welfare Officers within their roles.

What's New

Get all the latest news and updates from the RYA Safeguarding Team.

Safe Event Planning

Find guidance and support for running Safe & Fun events both virtually and face to face at your Club, Training Centre or Class Association.

Safeguarding Media and Resource Library

The RYA has a wealth of resources and media available to anyone involved in sailing and boating activities.

What to do if you are worried

If you are a child or an adult who is worried or needs information and support, the What to do if you're Worried Pages can help.

Criminal Records Disclosure Coordinator

RYA is an umbrella body for enhanced criminal disclosure checks from DBS, AccessNI and PVG.

RYA National Training Youth Forum

The RYA is currently working towards establishing its first National Training Youth Forum

Safeguarding Policies Procedures and Guidelines

In this section you will find all of the RYA's Safeguarding Policies and Guidelines which includes Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Safeguarding Adults.


The Safeguarding Leads for the RYA are Safeguarding and Equality Manager Katie Loucaides and Safeguarding Officer Andrea Gates. Katie can be contacted on 02380 604104 and Andrea on 02380 604226

The safeguarding lead for RYA Cymru Wales is Pete Muskett Pete can be contacted on 07824 990694 /

The safeguarding lead for RYA Northern Ireland is Gayle Logan Gayle can be contacted on 02891 827154 /

The safeguarding lead for RYA Scotland is Liza Linton Liza can be contacted on 07770 604234 /

Contact the Safeguarding Team at


If you have any questions, queries, worries or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to advise and support you.