Safeguarding & Welfare

Here at Stafford and Stone we take everyone’s welfare very seriously. In these testing times we wanted to have a resource available for everyone to access the type of support they might need. Our coaching team have all taken safeguarding training, along with many of our senior management team. We also have two safeguarding officers, so if you have any issues or concerns please be aware that you can speak to your coach or contact the welfare officers. Please do not hesitate to speak to someone if you have any concerns. All correspondence is strictly confidential.

Meet the Welfare Officers

Pete Willett

Pete has been a member for over 20 years. He started canoeing at S&SCC with his Dad as beginner and has progressed to the Premier division where he still competes. Away from canoeing he is a PE Teacher and enjoys spending teams with his family. He’s involved with running the senior sessions.

Please contact Pete on:

Claire Perkin

Claire is mum to Aiden and is regularly on the river bank at Stone. Claire has a wealth of experience with learning difficulties, as well as training in drug, alcohol and health related issues.

Please contact Claire on:

Pete & Claire’s mobile numbers can be found in the club house.

Useful support

Bellow are some links to some excellent organisations where you can access support and get help. In these stressful times it is vital to look after your physical and mental welfare. Or if you have concerns you will find lots of good advice and support. Click on the image to visit their sites.

British Canoeing Safeguarding Resources
24hr 365 days a year support
The national charity and leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity
Supporting lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere
A national charity promoting ethnic diversity across sport and physical activity.
Information about Online Safety