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Safeguarding Adults Policy and Guidelines

The RYA's Safeguarding Adults Policy and Guidelines can be downloaded from this page and adapted to suit the requirements of your training centre, club or class association.

Each section is dated so it's easy to see what has changed since you last reviewed your own procedures. 

The Guidelines document is intended to assist you with drawing up your own organisation's Policy and Procedures.  There is a sample club/centre policy which covers the essential points, you can then add the sections and template documents relevant to your organisation.

In the 2020 version, the RYA's Safeguarding Adults Policy Statement has been reviewed and an updated version approved by the RYA Board, this is reflected in the sample club/centre policy statement.  In addition to updating a number of links and contact details, we have added some information on Safeguarding Adults training which is available from the Ann Craft Trust and UK Coaching.

Clubs are advised to ensure that a safeguarding policy is adopted by the club as a whole, not just the Training Centre or the Sailability group, and that all members are aware of it.   


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