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What to do if you're worried

Is your concern relating to a child or adult

Advice and guidance for children (under 18)
Advice and guidance for adults (over 18)
Safe & Fun - You have a right to feel safe on the water

The RYA is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people.

Sailing, windsurfing and power boating should be safe and fun. Children and young people have a right to feel safe and be treated with respect, and should show respect to others.

If you are a young person and you’re feeling unhappy, worried, unsafe or concerned about the way another young person or an adult is treating you or someone else, you can talk to the Welfare Officer for your club, class or training centre or at the event. Their name and contact details should be on their notice board or website.

People who you can contact

If you would prefer to talk to someone else, you can contact these FREE confidential services for information and advice

Royal Yachting Association

ChildLine 24-hour helpline

0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk
Royal Yachting Association

Kidscape (dealing with bullying)

www.kidscape.org.uk
Royal Yachting Association

Staying safe online

www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Royal Yachting Association

Mental health and wellbeing

www.youngminds.org.uk

If you are an adult with a concern about a child, contact your organisation's Welfare Officer, or:

If you think a child may be at immediate risk of harm, contact the Police or your local Children's Social Care department (The emergency duty team number should be listed under the local authority in the phone book and on the council's website).

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The RYA is committed to the safeguarding of adults and adults at risk. You have the right to feel safe and be treated with respect and should show respect to others

If 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

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 or in the phone book.

If you’re a child with a concern about an adult you can contact your club welfare officer, or:

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