Stirling Swimming Club

Wellbeing and Protection Statement


Stirling Swimming is affiliated to Scottish Swimming and have adopted and adhere to the guidelines and procedures contained in their policies.

These policies can be found at the Scottish Swimming wellbeing & protection pages found here.

Stirling Swimming is committed to promoting the wellbeing of athletes within our sport to allow them to enjoy a positive experience of swimming and to encourage lifetime participation. Every young person should be able to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment, which promotes inclusion and protects them from harm, poor practice, exploitation, bullying and abuse.

We value a rights-based approach within our sport and our safeguarding policy takes into account national guidance and principles. Staff and volunteers will work together to embrace difference and diversity, and respect the rights of children and young people.

We are committed to the Standards for Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport.

  1. Every child is respected without discrimination.
  2. Every child’s wellbeing is promoted, supported and safeguarded.
  3. Every child is protected from abuse when taking part in our sport.
  4. Every child has a say in our sport.
  5. Volunteers and staff working with children have been through a suitable appointment and selection process and are considered appropriate to work with children.
  6. Volunteers and staff working with children are well supported to deliver our sport, whilst ensuring that children’s rights are respected.
  7. The sports organisation (Stirling Swimming) is managed well and accountable for keeping children safe in sport.
  8. The sports organisation (Stirling Swimming) evaluated how it safeguards children and makes improvements where necessary.

(Safeguarding in Sport)