Deva Canoe Club is fully committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of its members, in particular adults at risk as defined by British Canoeing. All members should show respect and understanding for the rights, safety and welfare of others and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the club.
Deva Canoe Club aims to support safeguarding and wellbeing by:

  • Having a designated Safeguarding and Welfare Officer and Deputy Welfare Officer
  • The Safeguarding Officer having completed ‘Time to Listen’ training
  • Aiming to prevent harm, or act before harm occurs
  • Providing an environment where members feel they can speak to Officers about their safeguarding and welfare needs
  • Discussing safeguarding concerns with the individual concerned to gain consent where appropriate
  • Providing the most appropriate response to the risk presented
  • Work in partnership with members, British Canoeing, and emergency services where necessary
  • Ensuring accountability and transparency in delivering safeguarding
  • Display on site and on our website a safeguarding flow chart for members use about reporting safeguarding concerns, including bullying and whistle blowing
  • Club Officers being committed to ensuring any concerns reported are taken seriously, responded to promptly and followed up according to British Canoeing Safeguarding Adults Policy

Deva Canoe Club Committee will review this policy annually

You can reach out to us at if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to learn more about our safeguarding policies and procedures. We take the safety and wellbeing of our members very seriously and are always available to provide support and answer any questions you may have.

This email address is monitored by our designated safeguarding officers. Your message will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and reviewed promptly.

Thank you for helping us to maintain a safe and welcoming environment for all our members.