Welfare and Safety


Hull Kingston Rowing Club takes the safety and welfare of its members and visitors very seriously. Our duty of care is to everybody who enters our site/premises or anyone who represents our club at alternative events. Hull Kingston Rowing Club particularly pays attention to members under the age of 18.

We have appointed Louise Hammond-Wray as our Club Welfare Officer to be our designated point of contact for anyone who has concerns that surround some of the following:

  • Neglect
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Non and Rowing related concerns
  • Emotional Abuse

If you ever have concerns surrounding the welfare of club members or anyone on our premises please contact the Club Welfare Officer.

To ensure the welfare of our members we ask that you keep your important information up to date as much as possible, if any important details change please speak with one of the coaches. This is imperative for all members under 18 in particular.

Our Welfare Officer has asked that all club coaches complete a DBS check via British Rowing to ensure that Hull Kingston Rowing Club protect all of our members under the age of 18.

Should you require any additional information about Child Protection or Participant Welfare, there are links at the bottom of the page to guidance from British Rowing.

HKRC Code of conduct – Click link to open

British Rowing Safeguarding Policy – Click link to open


At Welton Waters, we operate under the water safety regulations of Welton Waters Adventure Centre and adhere to their operational procedures. Row Safe – the British Rowing Water Safety document is the basis of our club water safety policies. Row Safe can be found on the British Rowing website and it is the responsibility of all members to read the document and understand it’s requirements.

For any advice on water safety – please get in touch with the Club Safety Advisor at hullrowingclub@googlemail.com

Our Water Safety guidelines and circulation pattern can be found below:

Hull Kingston Rowing Club Circulation and Water Safety Site Rules – Welton Waters

If you have any doubt about conditions the best advise is to NOT GO OUT. For further guidance on rowing safety, see the Row Safe guide from British Rowing below.

BritishRowing – How Much How Often – Click link to open

Row Safe – Click link to open

Should an incident occur, such as a simple capsize or collision etc, incidents can be reported and recorded on the British Rowing website.

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