We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.


Each year thousands of children and young people benefit from valuable educational, volunteering and activity experiences on our waterways. It is our hope that children and young people will form life-long relationships with the Trust and fall in love with our beautiful spaces. It’s important that their involvement in our work is rewarding, fun, enjoyable and safe.

The Trust takes child protection and safeguarding very seriously and is committed to ensuring that all, especially children, young people and adults at risk, are kept safe from harm when working with us.

We have a clear policy and guidance for our employees and volunteers to follow.

All staff and volunteers (or anyone working on behalf of the Canal & River Trust) have a responsibility for understanding our policy and implementing our safeguarding approach.  

We offer training to our people and keep up to date with best practice and legislative changes.

We have a Safeguarding Steering Group made up from representatives from across the Trust to review progress and decide on future actions.

A Designated Safeguarding Officer is the primary point of contact for staff, volunteers or members of the public who have safeguarding or child protection concerns;  Caroline Killeavy (Head of Community Engagement) caroline.killeavy@canalrivertrust.org.uk Mobile 07710 175504.


Last date edited: 22 June 2016