The health, safety and well-being of every swimmer is our main concern; our aim is that swimmers will enjoy their time with us. Safeguarding our swimmers is everybody’s responsibility and we want to work in partnership with you to help all swimmers to achieve their full potential.
To promote a safe environment for swimmers, we follow guidelines set down by Swim England. It includes checks on Coaches', Team Managers' and other volunteers’ suitability including Criminal Records Bureau and reference checks. Further information can be found here https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/wavepower-child-safeguarding-for-clubs/
We have a designated Welfare Officer, who is responsible for all safeguarding matters within the club and you can find the contact details below.
If you have any concerns our issues relating to safeguarding you can contact our Welfare Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence.
If you are worried or unhappy about something you can tell the welfare officer or an adult you trust at the club and they will help you.
If that is not possible, there are others who can help you by calling:-
Swimline the NSPCC and Swim England Helpline 0808 100 4001
Child Line 0800 1111
NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000. NSPCC WEBSITE
Young Minds (Parent Helpline 0808 8025544). YOUNG MINDS WEBSITE
- MIND Helpline 0300 1233393. MIND WEBSITE
- KIDSCAPE WEBSITE
- THE SAMARITANS - 24hr confidential listening and support for anyone who needs it. 116 123 SAMARITANS WEBSITE