Meelick-Eyrecourt kayak Club is able to accept members as young as 16 years of age on their own. Members as young as 14 years of age can join the club once a parent or guardian joins with them, and attends all club/peer sessions with them. This policy was decided by the club as a way to maximise child safety, while allowing peer sessions to be enjoyable and progressive for all members. Parents/guardians are responsible for ensuring that the child has safe transport to and from each session.
The club Childrens Officers are: John Staunton and Elaine Williams. Any club members with concerns regarding child welfare in the club are encouraged to speak with these officers.
Full child protection policy for the Canoeing Ireland (to which this club is affiliated) can be viewed here: http://canoe.ie/child-protection/