Safeguarding children and adults
British Canoeing Awarding is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all individuals taking part in the sport, ensuring everyone can enjoy canoeing in a safe environment where they are protected from any form of poor practice, abuse and neglect. We aim to ensure the creation of safe environments that promote learning and development, while providing protection and support to children and adults from all forms of abuse.
British Canoeing Awarding aims to ensure that anyone who is in regular contact with children and young people through paid or voluntary roles within the sport have completed the minimum safeguarding training requirements for their role. It is also the responsibility of an employer or deployer to ensure their staff or volunteers (paid or voluntary) have been appropriately vetted prior to being deployed in their role.
If you have a concern
We are committed to investigate all reported safeguarding concerns or allegations. If you know of a safeguarding concern or allegation, whether it has been disclosed to you by someone else, something you have witnessed or something that has been worrying you, donít keep it to yourself Ė always report the concern.
Upon receipt of an allegation, we implement a standardised process to ensure they are handled appropriately, risk is assessed and corrective action taken (where required).
To find out more about our procedures, please read:
The British Canoeing Safeguarding Children Policy
The British Canoeing Safeguarding Adults Policy
Further Safeguarding information, including the full list of Safeguarding Policies and Guidance documents, can be found here.