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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.
    Nancy Squires Tel: 0115 8968842* 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 Lead Safeguarding Officer- England
    For general enquires and guidance about Safeguarding policies, documents and processes. Email: [email protected]

  • Online Disclosures helpline
    For help and advice with the DBS online application system. Tel: 0845 251 5000 Email: [email protected]
  • For DBS eligibility and Post Office application enquires
    James Unsworth - Tel: 0115 8968832 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

Mary Doyle Tel: 07793 204593 Email: [email protected]

Canoe Wales Lead Safeguarding Officer

Cath Sykes Tel: 07908 683984 Email: [email protected]

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