For Adults


Safe and Fun 
If you are an adult and you are feeling unhappy, worried, and unsafe or concerned about the way another person is treating you or someone else, you can talk to the Welfare Officer for your club, class or training centre. Their name and contact details should be on their notice board or website. If you would prefer to talk to someone else there are people you can contact who offer FREE confidential advice and websites to look at for information and advice:
People who you can contact:
RYA Safeguarding Team
Call: 02380 604226 / 02380 604104
Anne Craft Trust
0115 951 5400
Support Line
01708 765200
0300 123 3393 text: 86463
116 123 (24hr response time)
Police non-emergency
If you think an adult may be immediate risk of harm, contact the police or your local authority adult safeguarding team their details can be found on your local authority website. You can find links to the Safeguarding Adults Boards on the SAFEcic Website
If you’re a child with a concern about an adult you can contact your club welfare officer, or:
RYA Safeguarding Team
Call: 02380 604226 / 02380 604104

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The RYA Safeguarding Team is here to offer guidance to all Affiliated Clubs, Recognised Training Centres, Class Associations and anyone involved in sailing and boating in need of information and support

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