Your trained club welfare officers are:



Laura Cornish - Welfare Officer

David Clark -     Deputy Welfare Officer

Email     [email protected]


Basic Safeguarding Information

NEVER try to deal with a welfare or safeguarding concern yourself. However, if you feel that a child is in immediate harm or danger, then you MUST consult with the Police in the first instance. Do not assume that someone else is dealing with it.

Our welfare team are trained to deal with any child welfare or saftegaurding concern, so please signpost ALL concerns, including any that you have already notified to the Police, to one of our three welfare officiers detailed above.

Useful numbers


Police - 999 or 101

Bridport Social Services - 01308 422234 or out of hours 01202 657279

Child Line - 0800 1111

NSPCC - 0808 800 5000



Club Child Safeguarding Policy Statement


The Bridport Barracudas Swimming Club is committed to providing an environment in which all children and young people participating in its activities have a safe and positive experience.


In order to achieve this, the organisation agrees to:


1.  Adopt and implement the policies and procedures in Wavepower in full.

2.  Recognise that all children participating in the Bridport Barracudas Swimming Club (regardless of age, gender

     race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have a right to enjoy their involvement in aquatics in a safe

     environment and be protected from harm.

3.  Ensure that all individuals who work with children in the Bridport Barracudas Swimming Club, whether paid or

     voluntary, provide a positive, safe and enjoyable experience for children.

4.  Appoint a welfare officer with the necessary skills and training as outlined by the ASA who will take the lead in 

     dealing with all child safeguarding matters raised within the organisation.

5.  Ensure that the welfare officer’s name and contact details are known to all staff, members and parents of members.

6.  Ensure the welfare officer is available to discuss issues of concern on matters of safeguarding and deal with

     such concerns appropriately and in line with Wavepower.

7.  Ensure that all individuals who work with children in the Bridport Barracudas Swimming Club have undertaken the

     appropriate training, have had the relevant DBS checks, and adhere to the required practices for safeguarding

     children as outlined in Wavepower.

8.  Ensure that all individuals who will be working or will work with children in the Bridport Barracudas Swimming Club

     organisation have been recruited in accordance with the ASA Safe Recruitment Policy.

9.  Ensure that all individuals who work with children in the organisation have the appropriate training, code of conduct

     and good practice to follow in line with the guidance in Wavepower.

10. Provide all members of the organisation and parents of members with the opportunity to raise concerns in a safe

      and confidential manner if they have a concern about a child’s welfare.

11. Ensure that all child safeguarding matters, whether they be concerns about child welfare or protection, are dealt

      with appropriately in accordance with the guidance for reporting and action in Wavepower.

12. Ensure that confidentiality is maintained appropriately and in line with the best interests of the child.

13. Ensure all papers relating to child safeguarding matters are held in a safe and secure manner.