Canoe England is committed to ensure that children and vulnerable adults enjoy Paddlesport in a safe environment in which they are protected from any form of poor practice or abuse. Working with the NSPCC, Child Protection in Sport Unit and WT Associates, Canoe England has developed both policies and procedures to support everyone involved in our sport and we will investigate all reported concerns or allegations.
On this section of the website you will find information relating to training, disclosure and downloadable copies of all our resources.
Training Course Information
DBS and ISA Updates
Online Paddlesafe Course
Request a DBS Form
For help with how to complete your DBS Form see Guidance Document G17* and G18*. If you are a designated identity checker for DBS Forms see document G19* for guidance.
NEWS & UPDATES
CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING REQUIREMENTS (15/4/11)
Following a review of the timeline for Child Protection Training Requirements for Coaches the BCU Child Protection Steering Group has taken consideration of the issues and time commitments involved on the part of Coaches and has therefore extended the timeline for undertaking training to the 31st December 2011. Completion of the training requirement will need to be completed by this time in order to remain a current updated coach.
PORTABILITY OF DBS CERTIFICATES (30/3/11)
Following the government’s announcement to the changes in DBS and the introduction of portable checks in the future, the BCU has introduced a portability process. This aims to help those individuals who have to undertake numerous DBS checks. For Guidance on DBS Portability Requirements G23* and for DBS Portability Request Form G24* (*Documents updated, March 2013)
BCU & Canoe England CHILD PROTECTION
24 Hour Child Protection Contact Number Mobile: 0773 4453430
(For use by professionals and people wishing to report incidents outside of office hours)
BCU Child Protection, Vulnerable Adults and Harassment Lead Officer
Mike Devlin Tel: 0845 370 9514
Postal Address: Child Protection, British Canoe Union, 18 Market Place, Bingham, Nottingham, NG13 8AP
BCU CHILD PROTECTION SUPPORT OFFICER
Nigel Timmins: 07740 820113 (For BCU coaches, volunteers and staff who have received an allegation against them with respect to Child Protection and require support).
NSPCC CHILD PROTECTION HELPLINE Tel: 0808 800 5000
CHILDLINE Tel: 0800 1111
BCU DBS Tel: 0845 370 9525