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West Lakes
Monday, October 23, 2017


The safety of our young people is everybody’s business

West Lakes Canoe Club has a legal and an ethical 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.

All positions within West Lakes Canoe Club 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.

Positions include:

  • All officials, including coaches, supervisors or team managers (voluntary or paid), committee members.

The screening process includes the following:

  •  A requirement to obtain a National Police Certificate (NPC) and provide it to West Lakes Canoe Club for assessment
  •  Where necessary an interview
  •  Obtaining references in appropriate cases

Canoe SA provides administrative support to West lakes Canoe Club to provide child safe environments for children and young people to enjoy their paddlesport and feel safe in the club environment.

West Lakes Canoe Club and its members are also required to abide by the Australian Canoeing Member Protection policy.

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