Welfare & Safeguarding

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 Wavepower can be found here

Our Club Welfare Officer is Claire Scudder

Our Welfare Officer can be contacted at: 

[email protected]

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. 

Useful contact numbers

SwimLine the Swim England Tel: 0808 100 4001

NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit Tel: 0116 366 5580

NSPCC Helpline Tel: 0808 800 5000

Child line Tel: 0800 1111