British Rowing supports National Safeguarding Adults Week

The first National Safeguarding Adults Week will run from Monday, 19 November to Sunday, 25 November


British Rowing is supporting the National Safeguarding Adults Network’s inaugural National Safeguarding Adults Week which which runs from 19-25 November.

Led by the Ann Craft Trust, which works to protect children and adults with disabilities from risk, the Network includes members from Sense, Choice Support, Dimensions, Ann Craft Trust and other leading charities. It have produced a range of resources to help raise awareness of key issues facing adults at risk which British Rowing will be sharing across its channels over the next seven days.

We are also encouraging all clubs to show their support for the campaign by downloading their own National Safeguarding Adults Week poster and engaging with the resources which we will share on social media throughout the week.

Laura Fieldman, British Rowing’s Lead Safeguarding and Equity Officer, said: “British Rowing is committed to promoting and prioritising the safety and wellbeing of all adults who come into contact with rowing.

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“In addition to our updated Safeguarding Adults Policy, which is planned for release shortly, we are delighted to be able to share resources from the Anne Craft Trust with the rowing community, as part of supporting National Safeguarding Adults Week.”

Deborah Kitson, CEO of the Ann Craft Trust, said: “We wanted to set up this week to highlight the issues affecting adults at risk. It is important that, not only professionals involved in the care and support of adults, but everyone is aware of the potential risks facing many adults.”

For more information on safeguarding within British Rowing, click here.