Everyone who participates in Rowing is entitled to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment.

Scottish Rowing considers the safety and wellbeing of children, young people, and adults as central to its values. As a governing body, we accept our responsibility for providing guidance and support for the rowing community to ensure that rowing is enjoyable and safe. Everyone in rowing has a responsibility for safeguarding.

Coaches Code of Conduct

A code of conduct defines what is considered good and correct behaviour of all Scottish Rowing coaches. It reflects the values held by the coaching profession and outlines the expected conduct of members while they perform their duties. It will also be used as a benchmark to assess whether certain behaviours are acceptable or not acceptable. As a qualified rowing coach, you are expected to adhere to this code of conduct at all times.

Coaches Code of Conduct

Safeguarding Standards

The following documents set out the basic standards that clubs, coaches, and must meet for the environments in which they operate.

If you have concerns for the wellbeing or safety of a child, young person, or adult or some raises a concern with you, report these immediately.

To report a concern contact:

Scottish Rowing Lead Wellbeing & Protection Officer – Mark Senter

Email: mark.senter@scottish-rowing.org.uk

Telephone: 07852 947907


Email:  childprotection@scottish-rowing.org.uk

It’s important to remember that the wellbeing & protection of a child, young person or adult is paramount, it’s not up to you to decide whether or not a person has been abused, but to report concerns appropriately.

If you think a person is in immediate danger or requires medical attention, you should call the emergency services on 999.