Waveney Valley Canoe Club (WVCC) is fully committed to safeguarding the well-being of its members. 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.
We believe that taking part in paddle sport should be a positive and enjoyable part of peoples lives and to achieve this have the following aims:
The Club will ensure that anyone undertaking a role that requires the post holder to be checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will not be deployed until a satisfactory check has been returned.
The Club will obtain from participants written details of any relevant medical conditions. These will be made known to coaches, where deemed appropriate and/or necessary.
Any paddler who coaches for the Club should be a member of British Canoeing. The club will encourage and support helpers to gain qualifications and assist coaches to stay updated.
The Club will identify a person whose role is to deal with any issues concerning Safeguarding and Child Protection (Club Welfare Officer) and notify this person to all members. Currently the Club Welfare Officer (CWO) is: