News Splash February 2021, Ed.3

Incident Reporting & Near Misses Reminder

Please be reminded that in 2017 British Canoeing formed a UK wide Safety Panel to improve safety systems, work with partner agencies and provide guidance.

Included in this work is the monitoring of incidents and near misses, not just injury and accidents but all incidents whether access disputes, environmental, or due to other water users etc.

It is a single UK wide incident reporting system, including Northern Ireland, that enables you to record your experiences and request support and assistance if there is a problem that needs to be resolved.

The information we have is only as good as the information submitted. So if you, your club or group, have been involved in an incident or near miss tell us what has happened. The information you give us could help keep others safe.

For more information and to report an incident or near miss visit here 

UK-Wide Talent and Performance Inclusion Research Project

CANI are taking part in the UK-Wide Talent and Performance Inclusion Research Project which Sport NI have launched in conjunction with UK Sport, the Home Country Sports Councils & the Sports Industry Research Centre – Sheffield Hallam University (SIRC).  For further details please see the Sport NI website here .

CANI would like to let all members know that CANI are providing this data to assist with this project.  Please see the Sheffield Hallam University Privacy Notice for Research Participants here  .

The exemption is found in the GDPR Article 89(2) and the Data Protection Act Schedule 2 part 6) means that CANI do not have to provide an opt-out from the data sharing for this purpose.  However, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact CANI Equality Committee Chair, Margaret McLachlan, or Chief Officer, Lauren Smythe at

NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Resource Library

The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) resource library is full of tools, policies, webinars and template forms for your organisation.  Please click here to access.

You can access Child Safeguarding templates for your club on the CANI website here.

Policies and procedures can be accessed on the British Canoeing website here.

Waterways Ireland – Guidelines for the Safe Use of Unpowered Craft on Inland Navigations

Waterways Ireland have released guidelines for the safe use of unpowered craft on inland navigations and please click here to find out more.

British Canoeing World Class Programme Support

The ongoing challenges of the pandemic are resulting in a significant impact to the development and performance opportunities for all athletes at all stages of the pathway. Talented athletes in their last year of juniors or at the beginning of an U23 career in 2019 have been impacted and missed significant opportunities to develop their paddling in 2020 and 2021 at a critical period in their journey.

British Canoeing are pleased to share with you the news that we are launching a new level of support identified as ‘World Class Programme Prospect Support’ to a targeted group of talented athletes who are most likely to challenge for a WCP place through the 2021 season.

Applications for support will close on the 23rd February. Athletes will be notified of the outcome on 9th March and provision will commence from 1st April 2021.  For full details and information on how to apply please see the document attached which can also be found on the British Canoeing website here

Canoe Wales Rafting Expedition Talk

Wednesday 17th February 2021 at 6.30pm

Canoe Wales welcome CANI members to the free talk on Wednesday 17th February 2021 at 6.30pm on Rafting Expeditions.  

To book please click here.

New & Lapsed Members 

Please click on the CANI website here.

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