NDYC Online Safety and Social Media Policy

NDYC is committed to ensuring that everyone who takes part in activities at the club and on the water should be able to do so in an enjoyable and safe environment, which promotes inclusion and protects from harm, bullying and abuse. Working in conjunction with the RYA, NDYC has a specific policy to provide guidance on how the club uses the internet and social media, and the procedures for doing so. It also outlines how we expect the staff who work for us, and the children who are members of our organisation, to behave online.

As an organisation, we commit to implementing this policy and addressing any concerns quickly and within these guidelines.

If you have any concerns or want to discuss any aspect of Safeguarding in confidence, please contact the NDYC designated Safeguarding Lead:

Senior Safeguarding Lead Richard Chidwick


07484 325866

Welfare Officers Millie Britton

Eric Evans

Local Authority Designated Officer

Every local authority has a statutory responsibility to have a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) who is responsible for co-ordinating the response to concerns that an adult who works with children may have caused them or could cause them harm.

If you need to contact Devon’s LADO, please consider all the guidance for organisations first.

For any requests for advice, please complete the notification form or telephone 01392 384964 or email  for a notification form .

RYA Safeguarding Team RYA Safeguarding Team

Call: 02380 604226 / 02380 604104


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If you think a child is in immediate danger, call the POLICE

It’s important to remember the welfare of the child is of paramount concern. However, it is not up to you to decide whether or not a child has been abused, but to report concerns appropriately.

Support is available should you need it, through our governing body the RYA, statutory social care services and the NSPCC, as well as directly from the Child Protection in Sport Unit.

If you have concerns about the welfare of a child

Is the child in immediate danger or are they injured?

  • if yes, contact the emergency services

Report the concern:

Ensure you keep a record of your concern and how you reported it.

Further information for parents about keeping children safe online:

The NSPCC’s guidance for parents on online safety

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Demand’s website

The UK Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Centre’s advice for parents and children