Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Adults
CANI is responsible for safeguarding the welfare of all young people involved in canoe & kayaking by protecting them from any form of child abuse.
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 Child Protection policy works to instill good practice and raise awareness for everyone involved in the sport.
Working together with the NSPCC, Child Protection in Sport Unit, and Sport N.I consultants and BCU, CANI has developed and adopted BCU policies and procedures to ensure that all reported concerns or allegations are investigated.
The NSPCC have launched the 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 at
All Child protection concerns should be directed to CANI's lead child protection officer
Mary Doyle firstname.lastname@example.org
BCU Child protection officer
24 Hour Child Protection Contact Number Mobile: 0777 570 7364
(For use by professionals and people wishing to report incidents outside of office hours)
NSPCC CHILD PROTECTION HELPLINE Tel 0808 800 5000
CHILDLINE 0800 1111
All policies and procedures can be downloaded from here
Click here for information on checks and vetting for coaches and volunteers