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Swim England Wavepower

Safeguarding

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, our selection and recruitment policy follows guidelines set down by Swim England. It includes checks on Coaches', Team Managers' and other volunteers’ suitability including Criminal Records Bureau and reference checks. We provide our volunteers with safeguarding training as recommended by Swim England and provided by UK Sport.

Our designated Welfare Officer Katie Macdonald is responsible for all safeguarding matters within the club and you can find her contact details below.

A copy of our child safeguarding policy can be found by clicking on this link Safeguarding Policy Statement

We have adopted the Wavepower 2020-2023: Swim England Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures. This is the framework we will follow in any safeguarding matters. To see more about Wavepower and Swim England's safeguarding policies and procedures please click on the following link Wavepower 2020-2023: Swim England Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures.   

If you have any concerns our issues relating to safeguarding you can contact our Welfare Officer at [email protected]

Swimmers 

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 0808 100 4001
  • Childline 0800 1111
  • NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000