Child Policy

We will be uploading guidance on protecting children in our sport in due course.  However in the meantime anyone looking for guidance may wish to have a look at the policies and procedures of Scottish Rowing, to see ways in which they could be adapted and adopted for Coastal Rowing Organisations:

Link to the Scottish Rowing guidance as follows:

http://www.scottish-rowing.org.uk/images/pdf_folder/2011-03_SR_CP_Policy.pdf

Link to British Rowing Guidance here:

http://www.britishrowing.org/taking-part/juniors/safeguarding

It is important to avoid uneven development of growing bodies.  Oars for use by children should be light.  Where possible children should consider using two oars (“sculling”) rather than one large sweep oar.  Consult British Rowing guidance on “How Much How Often”,  which is now part of their Rower Development Training Guidance and suggests that no one under the age of 15 should be training on the water using just one oar.

All participants in Coastal Rowing are encouraged to avoid uneven development by rowing in equal measure on Starboard and Port sides.

Coaching Tips for encouraging youngsters into rowing can be found at this link:

http://scottishcoastalrowing.org/?attachment_id=4870  (Word document, download)

Coxswains should be over 16 years of age.

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