Safeguarding/Welfare

Swim England South West take’s the welfare of all its members seriously. The welfare of children and young people is very important and we follow the recommendations included in Swim England‘s Wavepower manual.

The aim of Wavepower is to safeguard all children in line with current legislation, regulations and guidance and is for use within any Swim England affiliated organisation where children are present. Wavepower helps everyone in aquatics to understand their roles and responsibilities to safeguard all of our children and young people.

If you need any support or advice on how to manage a welfare issue in the first instance please contact your County Welfare Officer if you need further guidance then please contact the Regional Welfare Officer. This is Marion Britton – email: marion_britton@yahoo.co.uk telephone: 07975 713254

We also follow the guidance set out by the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) this can be found by clicking here.

For details on available Safeguarding Training and Welfare Officer's Forums please visit the training page

Swim England have a number of contacts who are able to help, information on the process to follow and who to contact click here to be directed to the Swim England website. 

The South West Region have developed a Safeguarding plan for 2024 onwards, click here to view this document

Please click here to download the Coaching Consultation Form. This form has been created to help ensure you or the person you care for receives the best possible aquatics experience. It has been written primarily with consideration for autistic club members, however we recognise it may be useful for many other individuals.

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