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Seagulls Swimming Club Welfare Team


At Seagulls, the welfare of our members comes before anything else we do. 

Should you have any welfare issues you feel you need to discuss with someone in confidence, please contact one of our welfare officers who will be able to help you.

Both swimmers and parents are welcome to contact the welfare officers. Even if you think your concern is small, we are here to help. All issues will be treated in confidence

Libby Bell or Garry Francis at [email protected]

 

Other options for help are listed below:

NSPCC Childline - 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk  (Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help)

Swim England Swimline (more info below) - 0808 100 4001

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline - 0808 800 5000 (24 hours)

NSPCC Child protection in Sport Unit - 0116 366 5626, email: [email protected]
 
Young MindsYoungminds.org.uk 0808 802 5544
Selfharm UKselfharm.co.uk
Harmless - harmless.org.uk
Kooth - Onine Mental Wellbeing Kooth.com
Samaritans - 116-123, samaritans.org.uk

If you need advice on which of the above helplines to contact, please get in touch and we can guide you.

 

Child Protection and Welfare

Seagulls Swimming Club is committed to protecting children from violence, exploitation, abuse and neglect. The welfare of children is the responsibility of everyone involved with the swimming club – whether a committee member, a club official, a coach, parent, friend and the children themselves.

If you have any concerns about the safety of any child in the Club or the behaviour of any adults please talk to Libby Bell or Garry Francis our Club Welfare Officers ([email protected].club)

Swimline can also be contacted on 0808 100 4001.

Swimline: Protecting Children

Swim England with the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) operates Swimline. Swimline was launched over 10 years ago and is a confidential freephone number provided for anyone involved in aquatics, adults or children, who believe that the welfare of someone under the age of 18 is at risk. This concern could be neglect, abuse, bullying or fear of someone or anything that is worrying you and you don’t know who to discuss it with.

When calling Swimline you will get through to an answer phone where you will be asked to leave your name and contact details and if you wish some brief details of your concern. The Swim England Safeguarding Team or a Swimline volunteer will call you back, listen to your concerns and agree a way forward with you. If you leave a message they aim to contact you back during the next working day. If you leave a message after 3pm on a Friday, or over a weekend they will contact you back on the following Monday.

If you need to speak to someone immediately you can follow the instructions on the answer phone message and be transferred immediately to the NSPCC. The NSPCC counsellors will advise you directly if you choose this option. Swimline calls are free and do not appear on an itemised phone bill unless your call is made from a mobile phone.

 

Wavepower 2020-23: Swim England Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

Wavepower 2020-23 is the latest Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures publication from Swim England: Wavepower 2020-23 | Child safeguarding for Swim England clubs (swimming.org)