The Safeguarding Officer makes sure that all our coaches and instructors are up to date with their DBS checks and First Aid training. Kate is the first point of contact for members, volunteers, young people and parents with any issues concerning safeguarding. Each volunteer is responsible for the risk assessment for their planned trip, but Kate can advise. On the rare occasion that there is an accident, Kate makes sure it is reported correctly following British Canoeing guidelines.
Kate has developed her own paddling and takes on impressive challenges of paddling to the Isle of Wight or round fjords in Norway. She has now qualified as a Paddlesport Instructor so can bring her ambitions to the waters of Cuckmere.