W&DSC takes the welfare of its members very seriously and fully subscribes to the Swim England Wavepower 2020-23 publication. Wavepower is the Swim England's child safeguarding policies and procedures publication.
Ensuring child safety is a key part of how our club operates. 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.
The Swim England 2020-2023 Wavepower can be found here
Our Club Welfare Officer is Claire Scudder
Our Welfare Officer can be contacted at:
Our clubs safeguarding policy can be found HERE
All members of W&DSC (swimmers, parents, officials) can contact Claire with any safeguarding or welfare concerns. Or can contact coaches to pass on concerns.
All coaches and poolside volunteers have a enhanced Swim England DBS check and have attended a safeguarding workshop.
The County North Oxon and North Bucks Welfare Officer is:
Sarah Showler at: [email protected]
The South East Regional Welfare Officer is:
Shelley Robinson at: [email protected]
Useful contact numbers
Swim England Child Safeguarding Team Tel: 01509 640270
SwimLine the Swim England Tel: 0808 100 4001
NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit Tel: 0116 366 5580
NSPCC Helpline Tel: 0808 800 5000 www.nspcc.org.uk
Child line Tel: 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk
Any urgent or emergencies please ring 999