Changing Room Policy
Adults must only enter changing rooms being used by Juniors (Under 18 years old), by themselves when absolutely necessary
Adults must only enter changing rooms being used by Juniors (Under 18 years old), by themselves when absolutely necessary, for example to manage poor behaviour, injury, illness or in an emergency and when waiting for another adult could result in harm to a Junior.If Juniors need supervising in changing rooms, or coaches or captains need to carry-out tasks in that environment, this must involve two individuals cleared to work in Regulated Activity of the same gender as the Juniors.
In accordance with British Rowing’s Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy, use of mobile phones and/or photographic equipment by club officials, members, parents and Juniors is prohibited in the changing rooms and toilets. To reflect this, all changing rooms will display appropriate signage.
Adults must not enter the changing rooms during an active junior session, even if the changing rooms are empty, and juniors must not enter during a senior session. In exceptional circumstances permission may be granted by the session coach. Adults and juniors should avoid each other’s sessions as much as possible, but are allowed in the boathouse and clubhouse/gym to prepare for their session. The inclusive standalone toilet may be used by any adult during a junior session.
Adults and Juniors must never use the same changing room or toilet facilities to shower or change at the same time. If individual changing facilities are required, the separate toilet provides an acceptable, alternative toilet and unisex/gender neutral changing facility due to its two lockable doors.Please speak with your Club Welfare Officer ([email protected]) your Squad Captain to discuss any individual needs.
Our core guidances can be found below.