Marion Britton - City of Bristol and SW Region Welfare Officer

At City of Bristol Aquatics I'm supported by Assistant Welfare Officers in each discipline.  I'm also the Welfare Officer for Swim England SW Region and I'm available for help and advice whether its concerning a minor enquiry or something more serious.  Please feel you can talk to either myself or one of the Assistant Welfare Officers for your particular discipline.  All discussions are confidential and will only be reported if action needs to be taken to protect a child or vulnerable adult.  Child protection is everyone's responsibility.  Please let one of us know if you have any concerns.

The club ensures everyone with one to one access to our children has been DBS checked with the police and all teachers, coaches and team managers receive Safeguarding and Protecting Children training every 3 years.  The club has adopted the Swim England Wavepower document  which can be viewed on the Swim England web site  and the club also has a Welfare Plan which can be viewed on the City of Bristol Aquatics web site.

Please contact me either by phone (0797 5713254) or email [email protected]

If you want to talk. I'm always happy to listen.

Assistant Welfare Officer List

Assistant Welfare Officer (Swimming)
Jo Spicer and Jenny Bull
email: [email protected]
Tel: TBC (via Marian as interim)

Assistant Welfare Officer (Artistic Swimming)
Sarah Henderson
email: [email protected]
Tel. 07779 152383

Assistant Welfare Officer (Water polo) Sarah Henderson shared with AS contact as above.
If urgent and you are unable to reach Sara then contact the water polo section chair 

Andrew Davis 07485 072 872


SWIMLINE (Child Protection helpline) - phone 0808 100 4001 For parents, swimmers, teachers & coaches

NSPCC (Child Protection in Sport Unit)  24 hour helpline 0808 800 5000

CHILDLINE  phone 0800 1111 (free 24 hour helpline for children and young people)

SAMARITANS phone 116 123 (24 hour helpline for adults)

EATING DISORDERS ? BEAT – helpline 0808 801 0677, Website:

CAMHS – NHS Mental health referral advice – see their web site for advice on accessing a referral.  Usually via school or GP

THE MIX – helpline 0808 808 4994, 13.00-23.00hrs daily, Under 25s can talk to The Mix for free by phone, email or web chat.  Also a phone counselling service.

Tic+ phone 01594 372777, Text 07520 634063, Face to face and online counselling for local young people with depression, anxiety, bullying and relationship problems etc

SELF HARMING ? - For 24hr support in a crisis, Text  Shout to 85258 (or call 999 if life is in imminent danger)

YOUNG MINDS web site for parents and young people with advice about young people’s mental health and self harm –

YOUNGMINDS PARENT HELPLINE: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri 9.30am-4pm)

MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS ? MIND  - helpline 0300 123 3393, Website:

WAVEPOWER Swim England’s Child Safeguarding Policy

Web site: