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The Welfare Officer is Sue Dunstan

Tavistock Swimming Club aims to provide an environment in which everyone can enjoy their swimming while working to achieve their goals. If you are worried or unhappy about anything to do with the club, the Welfare Officer (Sue Dunstan) is here to help.  She will be very happy to discuss any welfare concerns, no matter how big or small. You can contact her by email on [email protected] or children can ask any adult they trust at the club, or any of the club captains, to take a message to her. Anything said to her will be kept confidential and only shared with your agreement or with people who need to know in order to protect the child/ children concerned.

There is also a Swim England/NSPCC Child Protection Helpline, Swimline, on 0808 100 4001. This is available for anyone involved in swimming, including children and young people, who believe that the welfare of a child is at risk.  For more details about Swimline and what happens when you call, click to enlarge this thumbnail.  Calls are free from landlines and mobiles, despite what it says there.

If you are under 19, Childline is another possible source of support.  They have trained counsellors and you can talk to them about any issue you are going through, big or small.  You can chat online or on the phone: childline.org.uk and 0800 1111.

If you would like leaflets to help your child/ children feel secure about asking for help if something is wrong, click on the relevant image below to download a PDF version of Swim England's primary/ secondary school leaflet.

Primary school leafletSecondary school leaflet


Tavistock Swimming Club adopts Wavepower, the book of Swim England Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures. A copy of Wavepower, together with more Swim England information about safeguarding, can be found at swimming.org/safeguarding.