Welfare Officer

Tynemouth Canoe Club is fully committed to safeguarding all of our 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. 

For more details see our codes of conduct on the Useful Documents page.

JohnBThe Welfare Officer for our Club is John Brownless.

John can be contacted by email at welfareofficer@tynemouthcanoe.co.uk



Report a Concern

You should follow this procedure whether a concern or allegation has been disclosed to you by someone else, something you have witnessed or something that has been worrying you.

If you or someone else needs immediate medical attention or you or someone else is at risk of immediate harm or danger, call emergency services for the police or ambulance (999 or 112) immediately.


  • Call (24hour helpline) Childline 0800 1111 or NSPCC 0808 800 5000 (keep trying if you can’t get through straight away)
  • Call British Canoeing Safeguarding Officer Tel: 0773 4453430* (leave a message if no one answers and you will be called back as soon as possible)

* The British Canoeing Safeguarding Officer is an independent external specialist (WT Associates) contracted by British Canoeing. If you cannot get through to someone straight away, leave a message and you will be called back as soon as possible.

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