Safeguarding & Welfare

The UK Nacra 15 Class Association prioritises the safeguarding of all children taking part in its activities from physical, sexual or emotional harm, neglect or bullying. We operate in line with the RYA Safeguarding Policy, which states that:

"The RYA recognises that the safety, welfare and needs of the child are paramount and that all children, irrespective of age, disability, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual or gender identity or social status, have a right to protection from discrimination and abuse. We will create a safe and welcoming environment, both on and off the water, where children can have fun and develop their skills and confidence. We will treat all children with respect, celebrate their achievements and listen to their views and experiences."

Our UK Nacra 15 Class Association Safeguarding Officer is responsible for ensuring our class activities remain consistent with current best practice, and is the primary contact for sailors, parents, guardians, and supporters on class welfare matters, concerns or allegations.

Full RYA guidance on safeguarding and wellbeing can be found here.