Child Protection

Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults

CANI is responsible for safeguarding the welfare of all young people and vulnerable adults involved in canoe & kayaking by protecting them from abuse while taking part in paddlesport activities. CANI is committed to making sure that children and vulnerable adults enjoy paddlesport in a safe environment in which they are protected from any form of poor practice or abuse. The policies, guidance documents and templetes aim to instil good practice and raise awareness for everyone involved in the sport.

CANI has worked with British Canoeing, Canoe Scotland and Canoe wales to devlop the Policies, guidance documents and guidance documents. CANI also works closely with the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit, and Sport N.I to ensure we are compliant and undertake regular audits from NSPCC.

The NSPCC has launched  a collection of online films- ‘Play Sport Stay Safe’. The films are free to view on the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit website.

For information on Child Protection in Sport 

All Child protection concerns should be directed to CANI’s lead child protection officer

Mary Doyle


Click here for information on checks and vetting for coaches and volunteers

British Canoeing Paddlesafe – Online Child Protection Course