CBW’s Safeguarding Officer is Fiona Best 07771 710416

Vulnerable people:

A young person is defined as ‘a person under the age of 18’.

A vulnerable adult is ‘a person who is in need of community care services by reasons of mental health or other disability, age or illness’ and ‘is or may be unable to take care of him or herself against significant harm or exploitation’.

Please note that disability or age alone does not signify that an adult is vulnerable.

The welfare of children, and vulnerable adults, is paramount

All children and vulnerable adults, whatever their age, culture, ability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity should be able to participate in watersports in a fun and safe environment.

All reasonable steps must be taken to protect young people and vulnerable adults from harm, discrimination, and degrading treatment and to respect their rights, wishes and feelings.

All suspicions and allegations of poor practice or abuse will be taken seriously and responded to.

CBW volunteers and employees will be recruited with regard to their suitability and will be provided with guidance and/or training in good practice and safeguarding procedures

The policy is reviewed at least annually or whenever there is a major change in the organisation or in relevant legislation.

Reviewed April 2023