Welfare, Policies and SwimMark


Please see below to access information on our:

Who are the WSC Welfare Officers?

Ruth Whiddett


jane knowlesJane Knowles


What is a Welfare Officer?

This role is essential in providing a first point of contact for children, parents and adults within the club who have a child safeguarding or welfare concern.

In partnership with the club committee, the Welfare Officers ensure that the club is adopting and implementing child safeguarding policy and procedures which are necessary for it to demonstrate its duty of care to children.

The Welfare Officers are the first point of contact for club staff, volunteers, young people and parents for any issues concerning child welfare, poor practice or potential or alleged abuse. The officer will act independently and in the best interests of a child at the club, putting their needs above that of others and the club itself.

The Welfare Officers will ensure confidentiality is maintained and information is only shared on a need to know basis.

Welfare Officers undertake the following training:

SCUK Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop.

ASA/NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit “Time to Listen” child safeguarding training for designated person.

How to contact our WSC Welfare Officers?

Our Welfare Officers can be contacted at this email address: wokingsc.welfare@gmail.com

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Policies and Procedures

Below are our key policies and procedures, together with a collection of other policies from Swim England and British Swimming that we also adhere to:

Woking SC policies and documents

Swim England policies

British Swimming anti-doping


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We are affiliated and accredited under the Amateur Swimming Association as a SwimMark Essential Club.

ASA SwimMark Documents can be found here.

The ASA’s Wavepower Child Protection Policy and Procedure document can be found here and is also available from Ruth Whiddett and Jane Knowles, our Welfare Officers.