Safeguarding & Welfare

Hi, I'm Tiff Cawthorne.  I'm your Class Safeguarding & Welfare Officer. 

As the Welfare Officer, I am responsible for ensuring our class Welfare Policy remains consistent with current best practice and that it is embedded as practical processes in class activities and to be the primary contact for sailors, parents, guardians, and supporters on class welfare matters.

My role is to be the first point of contact for any concerns or allegations from children or adults.

In line with the organisation’s procedures and in conjunction with Class Chair we will decide on the appropriate action to be taken and keep the RYA informed as necessary.

It will also be my responsibility to have the contact details for the Police and the Emergency Safeguarding Agency in each of the relevant sailing localities. These agencies will be contacted if we are worried that a child is in immediate danger.

The 420 Class Association is committed to safeguarding children taking part in its activities from physical, sexual or emotional harm, neglect or bullying. 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.  


Our Safeguarding Policy can be found here

Our Anti Bullying Policy can be found here



Additional contacts are:

Royal Yachting Association Jackie Reid, Safeguarding and Equality Manager RYA House, Ensign Way, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4YA

Tel:  023 8060 4104




If Jackie Reid is unavailable and the matter is urgent, contact:

England - Jackie Bennetts, RYA Club Support Advisor, tel. 023 8060 4199, e-mail


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