Health and Safety / Welfare

British Rowing is our governing body, and we comply with their Safeguarding and Welfare policies to ensure that we are adhering to best practice.

Health and Safety

Stourport Boat Club has a zero tolerance for anyone being harmed as a result of our members’ participation in the sport.


  • Believe that harm is not an inevitable consequence of our activities and that incidents that cause harm can be avoided.
  • Will strive to provide an environment in which the sport can be practiced safely and enjoyably by our members.
  • Will guide and lead our members in a way that fulfills these aims.
  • Recognise that our members have primary responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others.

The Club, through the Committee, will encourage safe practice having due regard for the guidance provided by British Rowing in RowSafe.

The Club has safety rules that it expects its members to respect; these can be found here.
Complying with these rules will help to prevent harm.

The Club is also committed to learn from the incidents it becomes aware of and will share this information to help others in the sport to learn too. We are committed to make appropriate use of British Rowing’s Incident Reporting System. Members are invited to refer any questions and concerns, relating to safety, to the Club’s Rowing Safety Officer.


Stourport Boat Club is committed to ensuring that our club is a safe and enjoyable environment for rowing.

We believe that the welfare and well-being of all members, both Junior and Adult, is paramount.

Everyone has equal rights to safety and protection; we do not tolerate any form of abuse.

Detailed information and a full list of British Rowing Welfare Guidance Documents can be found here.

Useful contacts and information for young people regarding British Rowing can be found here.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility

It is vital for the safeguarding and welfare of all members, especially juniors, vulnerable adults, and adults at risk, that you report anything which has worried you. However insignificant it may seem, you may hold the last piece of a jigsaw completing a picture of potential abuse, which can then be addressed.
SBC Club Welfare Officer can be contacted at:

Inclusion and Diversity

Stourport is an inclusive club, regardless of race, gender, disability, faith, sexuality, age or any other characteristic, everyone is given an equal chance to participate and have the opportunity to progress if they choose. You will find us welcoming, open, friendly and committed to helping everyone enjoy the benefits of rowing.

Stourport Boat Club



The Boathouse, Riverside,
Dunley Road, Stourport-on-Severn,
Worcestershire DY13 0AA.

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