Safeguarding in Paddlesport

British Canoeing Awarding Body is committed to safeguarding in paddlesport. We seek to promote the welfare of all individuals taking part in the sport.

We strive to ensure that everyone can enjoy canoeing in a safe environment where they are protected from any form of poor practice, abuse and neglect.

We aim to ensure the creation of safe environments that promote learning and development, whilst providing protection and support to children and adults from all forms of abuse.

Safeguarding in Paddlesport Training

British Canoeing Awarding Body seeks to ensure that anyone who is in regular contact with children and young people, through paid or voluntary roles within the sport, have completed the minimum safeguarding training requirements for their role.

It is also the responsibility of an employer or deployer to ensure their staff or volunteers have been appropriately vetted prior to being deployed in their role.

Safeguarding refresher training is available and applicable to Coaches, Leaders, Club Welfare Officers and others who have a role working with children or adults at risk, who are required to maintain the currency of their safeguarding training every 3 years.

Please note that the safeguarding refresher course does not meet the requirements of initial safeguarding training.

The eLearning is made up of a core activity, a social media activity and a quiz. It can be purchased for a cost of £10.

If you have a concern

We are committed to investigate all reported safeguarding concerns or allegations.  If you know of a safeguarding concern or allegation, don’t keep it to yourself – always report your concern.

Whether it has been disclosed to you by someone else, something you have witnessed or something that has been worrying you – report it.

Upon receipt of an allegation, we will implement a standardised process to ensure it is handled appropriately, risk is assessed and corrective action taken (where required).

Click the link below to find details on Safeguarding contacts:

Our Policies

BCAB Safeguarding Children Policy  BCAB Safeguarding Children Policy (Size: 285.9 KB)

BCAB Safeguarding Adults Policy  BCAB Safeguarding Adults Policy (Size: 315.6 KB)

BCAB Special Considerations Policy  BCAB Special Considerations Policy (Size: 223.5 KB)