Documents and guides

Club governance documents and Club Constitution

The following documents describe how the club is run. They are based on the original NFKCC Club Constitution (Amended January 2013) and templates from British Canoeing.


You will also find descriptions of committee roles and the committee's annual schedule for review of policies. 


Safeguarding policies and procedures

The following documents describe what the club does to ensure the well-being of members involved in club activity. It also gives clear advice about your responsibilities if a fellow member were to make a disclosure to you relating to their well-being either as part of club activity or outside the club.


Please read this carefully - if the member involved is under 18 years old you are legally required to pass the information to the club welfare officer and MUST follow the procedure outlined.

Trip grades and advice for participants and lead

Please read the following documents when you are considering joining a club trip or leading a club trip.

All calendared club trips will have a leader whose experience and skills have been approved by the club committee.

Trip gradings/leader description

This describes the nature of grade A, B, C and D paddles, the sort of skills and equipment you will need and the skills and experience of the leader of the trip.

Generic risk assessment and location specific risk assessments (Mar 2022) and Hounsdown pool risk assessment

Covers the club's safety precautions to ensure safer paddling both on the sea and at pool sessions.

leader experience record (Mar 2022)

If you are intending to lead a trip,  please complete a leader experience record and talk it through with one of the committee members so we have a good idea of your skills and experience. The committee will make a decision with you about the right kind of trip to lead based on your skills and experience.

Participant checklist (Mar 2022)

Read this before taking part in any NFKCC club trips.

Leader checklist (Mar 2022)

Read this before leading any NFKCC club trips. Please refer to the generic risk assessment as well.

Sea kayak journey planner (Steve Godfrey)

A really valuable trip planning tool that will help you record essential details about tides and wind for your trip - it also contains important contact details and ready reckoners for the effect of wind and tide on paddle speed.