Welfare Officer

Richard Armstrong   

email  (07818 061491)


Our aim is to provide a safe and happy environment in which children can learn to swim and develop to a level appropriate to their ability. Swimming should be enjoyable and fun, including the competitive aspect at whatever level undertaken, giving each individual a sense of achievement and satisfaction.  Safeguarding is an integral part of our activities.


To promote a safe environment for swimmers, our selection and recruitment policy follows guidelines set down by Swim England. It includes suitability checks on Coaches, Team Managers and other volunteers, including Disclosure and Barring Service and reference checks. We provide our volunteers with safeguarding training as required by Swim England.  


Our designated Welfare Officer co-ordinates all safeguarding matters within the Club and can be contacted here.


Safeguarding Policy Statement

We have adopted the Swim England safeguarding policies and procedures as laid out in the Wavepower Documentation. This is the framework we will follow in any safeguarding matters. To see more about Wavepower and Swim England's safeguarding procedures and policies please follow the link on the image below.
Wavepower 2016-19: Child safeguarding policy and procedures for clubs

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
  • Child Line 0800 1111
  • NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000

Please download and read the Swim England Child Power leaflet which will explain and give you advice  child-power-leaflet