To find if you need and can have a free check, have a look at the flow-chart below.
The Disclosure and Barring Service replaces the old CRB checks. It aims to enable organisations to ascertain if a person has a criminal record, and what for.
It is a safeguard for us all and although it has obvious weaknesses, it would be ridiculous if we did not use it to help us fulfil our Duty of Care to our members.
Having a check involves filling in an on-line form. Then a Verifier (Wendy) will check some identity documents eg your Birth Certificate , Driver's Licence and fill in a second part of the on-line form.
You and Wendy will be told automatically what the status of your check is. If anything shows up, Canoe England get this information and tell the club what restrictions we have to put on your deployment or activities.
More details below.
We are planning a
Festival of Paddling
over the weekend of 7th and 8th August. Including proper festival camping! Save the date.
PAA's (club activity leaders) are having their qualification refreshed and the standards are rising. Tony has done a grand job of re-structuring the assessment process and we look forward to more members attaining leadership status in the club.
Members can borrow boats and paddles. Talk to Paul Ford or James Taylor if you want to take some gear away on loan.
Slalom Returns to Bingers
We will be holding a Div 3 and 4 slalom over the weekend of 4th and 5th September. There will be races and loads of opportunities to help out in the week before and on the days. Pop it in your diaries!
Are now on our CALENDAR page. They can be put on by anyone qualified and insured to run an event. Keep checking!