Welfare and Safety

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 within guidance set out by British Rowing.

Please find below a number of important policies that we would appreciate all new parents and athletes joining Hinksey read in full.

Athletes Code of Conduct

Coaches Code of Conduct

Parents Code of Conduct

Competition Attendance Guidelines

Competitions Missing Athlete Procedure

British Rowing Protecting Children Policy



All members are expected to read and understand the Club Safety Plan, Emergency Action Plan, Navigation Plan for the waterway that they train on, understand the risks of water-borne diseases and know how to use a life jackets. All of this plus risk assements can be found below:

Club Safety Plan

Emergency Action Plan

Site Plan at Hinksey Lake

Navigation at Godstow

Navigation at Radley Part 1

Navigation at Radley Part 2

British Rowing Water-borne Infectious Diseases

How to use a lifejacket

Lake Boathouse and on Water Risk Assessment

Godstow Boathouse and on Water Risk Assessment

Radley Boathouse and on Water Risk Assessment

Land Training Cherwell School North Site Risk Assessment

Land Training Cherwell School South Site Risk Assessment

Head and Regattas Risk Assessment

Training Camp Risk Assessment