Safeguarding Children


Wavepower 2016-19:

Child safeguarding policy and procedures for Clubs


Wavepower must be adopted by all Swim England affiliated clubs and organisations

Ensuring child safety should be a key part of how our clubs operate. It helps to provide a safe, happy and fun environment where children can learn to swim and develop their skills.

The responsibility to safeguard children does not belong to any one person. Instead it belongs to everyone who plays a part in delivering our sporting activities.

Wavepower is intended for anyone involved in these activities and offers practical guidance and information on mandatory requirements and good practice.

This publication will be fully updated in 2020, but if any new guidance or policy changes are released prior to this, then pages will be updated or added to this section of the website.

Wavepower is a large document. We have split it into sections for easier access. Files are in PDF format.

  • Index  Full index with page numbers
  • Contents  Information and contents
  • Section 1  Introduction to Wavepower (Pages 8-17)
  • Section 2  Toolbox (Pages 18-89)
  • Section 3  Child safeguarding responsibilities  (Pages 90-93)
  • Section 4  Guidance for coaches, teachers and poolside helpers (Pages 94-105)
  • Section 5  Templates, forms and checklist (Pages 106-123)

ASA Wavepower - The Child Safeguarding Policy 2016-2019