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Safeguarding Contacts

Below you will find the information you need in relation to Safeguarding contacts.


  • British Canoeing Safeguarding Lead
    For anyone wishing to report a Safeguarding incident or concern.
    Tel: 0115 8655354* Email: [email protected]

(Call emergency services, 999 or 112, if someone needs immediate medical attention or is at risk of immediate harm or danger)  

  • British Canoeing Safeguarding Officer and Safeguarding Manager - England
    For general enquires and guidance about Safeguarding policies, documents and processes.
    Safeguarding Office: Aneela Mushtaq - Email: [email protected]
    Safeguarding Manager (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead): Adam Leathwood - Tel: 0115 8968853 Email: [email protected]
  • Online Disclosures helpline
    For help and advice with the DBS online application system. Tel: 0115 9694600 Email: [email protected]
  • For DBS eligibility and Post Office application enquires
    Phillippa Dudley - Tel: 0115 6660199 Email: [email protected]
  • Safeguarding for Performance and Talent
    For general enquiries, advice, or concerns relating to our Olympic or Paralympic disciplines.
    Tel: 0115 8655354* Email[email protected]

*(If calling out of office hours, leave a message and your call will be responded to as soon as possible the next working day.)

Scottish Canoe Association Lead Safeguarding Officer

Andy Murray Tel: 07900 887007 Email: [email protected]

Canoe Association of Northern Ireland Lead Safeguarding Officer

Lyn Sherriff Email: [email protected]

Canoe Wales Lead Safeguarding Officer

Kerry Skidmore Tel: 07908 683984 Email: [email protected]

Other helpful organisations that can offer support and advice relating to safeguarding issues: