Hinksey Sculling School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of its members. We believe that it is important that athletes, coaches, club officials and parents associated with the club, should at all times show respect and understanding for their safety and welfare.
Members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with their coach or the Club Welfare Officer (CWO). The CWO is responsible for advising on child protection matters and for coordinating action within the club.
We are committed to making sure that everyone who participates in rowing can do so in an enjoyable and safe environment. To safeguard and protect young athletes we work in accordance with guidance set out by British Rowing ('RowSafe' and Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy). Links to both of these documents can be found below.
Please find below a number of important policies that we would appreciate all new parents and athletes joining Hinksey read in full.
Codes of Conduct
As an affiliated member of British Rowing, Hinksey Sculling School operates with the Codes of Conduct set out by British Rowing. These apply to Athletes, Coaches and Parents, all of whom are required to read the Codes thoroughly and abide by the rules set out within.
British Rowing's Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy
Guidelines on the use and control of photographic equipment
Welfare guidelines for competition attendance
Competition missing athlete procedure
Health and Safety Plans
Club Safety Plan
Emergency Action Plan
Site Plan at Hinksey Lake
Navigation at Godstow
Navigation at Radley Part One
Navigation at Radley Part Two
British Rowing Water-Borne Infectious Diseases Information
How to Use a Lifejacket
Heads and Regattas
Cherwell School North Site
Cherwell School South Site
Responding to concerns of poor practice and abuse
Advice for those who have reported a concern
Advice and support for individuals against whom a complaint has been made
Advice and support for individuals receiving a concern or allegation