Canoe South Australia has a legal obligation towards its members to provide an environment that is free from abuse, discrimination and harassment and to protect children and young people from people who are unsuitable to work with them in a sporting context. It also has a moral/ethical obligation and Canoe SA takes its these reponsibilities to provide a safe environment for all members seriously.
All positions within Canoe SA that have unsupervised contact with young people and children under 18 are identified and persons in those positions are required to be screened and assessed for their suitability for the position.
The screening process includes the following:
Canoe SA works with affiliated canoe clubs to provide child safe environments for young people to feel safe and enjoy their paddling.
All clubs and members of Canoe SA are required to abide by the Australian Canoeing Member Protection policy. Click here to access a copy
Canoe SA Board is developing a Child Safe Environments Policy Click here for a copy of the latest draft
Want more information about what Canoe SA is doing about child safe environments and assisting clubs to meet the requirements of the legislation. CLICK HERE