Exmouth Gig Club acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and CPGA & British Rowing requirements.

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The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children:

  • Have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport at Exmouth Gig Club in a safe and child centred environment
  • Are protected from abuse whilst participating in Gig Rowing or outside of the activity.

Exmouth Gig Club acknowledges that some children, including disabled children or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.

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Note: The terms ‘child’, “junior” and ‘young person’ describe any person under the age of 18. References to ‘parents’ should be read as parents and carers inclusively.