Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults

The CANI Safeguarding officer is Stephen Craig, to contact him either email or call Chief Officer, Lauren Smythe, on 07875092928.

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 templates aim to instil good practice and raise awareness for everyone involved in the sport.

Safeguarding Concerns

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

The CANI Safeguarding officer is Stephen Craig, to contact him either email or call on 07875092928.

Policies, Procedures, Guidance & Templates

CANI has worked with British Canoeing, Scottish Canoe Association and Canoe Wales to develop 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.

For policies and guidance adopted by CANI please see the British Canoeing website at British Canoeing

CANI also have some of their own specific child safeguarding policies, procedures and templates and these are outlined below;

  • CANI Club & School Partnership Agreement 
  • Reporting Guide for Concerns Inside CANI
  • Reporting Guide for Concerns Outside CANI

Access NI Checks Through CANI

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

Online Child Safeguarding Courses

British Canoeing Paddlesafe – Online Child Protection Course