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.

The following documents are availablefrom the British Canoeing website:

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

CANI guides

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

Safeguarding Concerns

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

The CANI Safeguarding officer is Stephen Craig, contact him by email at

If you have an urgent safeguarding matter and you have concerns about a child who could be at immediate risk, please call the police on 999.

If you have concerns about the welfare of a child, but not of an urgent nature, you can contact the NSPCC 0808 800 5000.