Safeguarding and Integrity Update – December 2023

Meet our new Case Officer, join the Club Welfare Officer Forum, and the 2024 WADA Prohibited LIst

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British Rowing Safeguarding and Integrity Team Update

As British Rowing continues to invest in safeguarding and integrity within the sport, we are pleased to welcome Matt Bragg who starts as Safeguarding and Integrity Case Officer this month. Matt will work alongside Andrew Beasley, our existing Case Officer. Matt joins us following a career in policing and we are sure he will be a valuable asset to the team.

If you need to contact any of the Safeguarding and Integrity team, our contact details can be found here.

Club Welfare Officers

Following AGM season, there may well be some new Club Welfare Officers starting out in their posts. Firstly welcome and thank you, it’s a vital role in the successful delivery of our sport.

Please do get in touch if you have any queries using [email protected]. We are here to help!

Welfare Officer Forum

We also encourage all CWOs to sign up to the Welfare Officer Forum. We plan to increasingly use this tool to communicate with welfare officers, and it’s also an opportunity to share and discuss any issues or ask questions you may have with other welfare officers.

The forum can be accessed via RowHow here.

Clean Sport

WADA Prohibited List 2024

The World Anti-Doping Agency has published the 2024 Prohibited List, which comes into effect on 1 st January 2024.

The most significant change to the list for 2024 is the introduction of Tramadol as prohibited in-competition. Tramadol is an opiate analgesic and misuse is of concern because of the risks of physical dependence, opiate addiction, and overdose. Tramadol is a prescription-only medicine in the UK.

Athletes who may be using tramadol are reminded to speak to their doctor about seeking alternative pain medication that is permitted in sport. Further details about Tramadol can be found on the UKAD website.

All athletes should consult the new Prohibited List and the WADA Summary of Major Modifications.

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