Welfare Officer

This role is essential in providing a first point of contact for children, parents

and adults within the club who have a child safeguarding or welfare concern.

In partnership with the club committee, the Welfare Officer ensures that the

club is adopting and implementing child safeguarding policy and procedures

which are necessary for it to demonstrate its duty of care to children.


The importance of the role cannot be underestimated – you may become

involved in the most private aspects of a club member’s life and take part in

meetings and discussions with the Police and Statutory Agencies in order to

safeguard a child/children.


Swim England welfare officers use Wavepower as their reference guide at all time


Our WO is Georgie Ashdown    

Georgie is contactable via email at any time you have concerns about any issues relating to you or another other person.

There are other organisations who can also assist if you need help:

Childline                                           0800 1111     

The Child Protection in Sport Unit     0116 234 7278,uk

NSPCC  Child Protection Helpline      0808 800 5000


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