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Safeguarding at AYC

AYC aims to provide a safe and enjoyable environment to allow everyone to

develop & improve their sailing skills, and enjoy the social aspects of the club.

AYC takes all reasonable steps to ensure that everyone participating in AYC activities, on and off the water, does so in a safe environment. The Club takes it responsibilities seriously and will not keep any welfare information given by a cadet or adult confidential, but will share the information appropriately to ensure the safety of all concerned.

  1. Risk Assessments on activities organised by the Club have been undertaken, and steps put in place to ameliorate the risks.
  2. The Club is run by volunteers, so depends on parents to play an essential part in assisting with all youth sailing activities to ensure it's safe and fun for all. When a child is taking part in a Club activity, AYC requires a parent/guardian to be present at all times with their child and to be responsible for their welfare and behaviour.
  3. If the activity at AYC is an accredited RYA activity, a parent/guardian does not need to be present throughout the day but must register their child on arrival each day. They must provide contact details in case of emergency and make themselves known to the course organiser when collecting the child.
  4. Cadets are expected to:
    • Listen to, and take action on, information given by adults.
    • Wear buoyancy aids on the water
    • Treat each other with kindness and respect.

The Welfare officer for the Club can be contacted for advice and information regarding safeguarding issues.

The Club Welfare Officer is: Morag Steven

Mobile: 07780 840504


AYC has adopted the good practice guidelines set out in the RYA Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy December 2016. Please download the AYC Safeguarding Policy by clicking on the link below.


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