The Club Welfare Officer (CWO) is Jude Bowen; welfare.officer@walbrookrc.co.uk

Walbrook Rowing Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all members. We believe it is important that all members, coaches, club officials, volunteers and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.

Junior and Adult members are encouraged to be open at all times; sharing any concerns that they may have about another person with their coach or, if that is difficult or inappropriate, by email to the Captain or the Club Welfare Officer.

The CWO is responsible for advising on child and adult welfare/protection matters in addition to coordinating action within the club on receipt of any concerns or referrals. 


We are committed to making sure that everyone who participates in rowing can do so in an enjoyable and safe environment. To safeguard and protect all athletes, we work within guidance set out by British Rowing:

  • We believe that the welfare of people is paramount – our aim is to ensure that all are protected when training or competing.
  • We enable everyone, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual identity – to enjoy a fun and safe environment.
  • We take all reasonable steps to protect athletes from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment, and respect their rights, wishes and feelings.
  • We take seriously any suspicions and allegations of poor practice or abuse, and will respond swiftly and appropriately to them.
  • We ensure that all adults who work with young athletes, including our coaches and volunteers, are recruited with regard to their suitability for that responsibility; receive guidance and/or training in best practice and child protection procedures; and are subject to checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service, at the enhanced level.

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