Ensuring child safety should be a key part of how our clubs operate. It helps to provide a safe, happy and fun environment where children can learn to swim and develop their skills.
The responsibility to safeguard children does not belong to any one person. Instead it belongs to everyone who plays a part in delivering our sporting activities.
Wavepower is intended for anyone involved in these activities and offers practical guidance and information on mandatory requirements and good practice.
DBS Checks and Safeguarding Training
All club personnel who are regularly in contact with children, young people or vulnerable adults are required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check and attend an approved Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop. These must both must be completed every three years. Wavepower 2020-23, has a list of personnel who require a DBS, together with a list of approved workshops.
Swim England East Region run welfare and safeguarding courses around the Region for affiliated clubs.
What to do if you have concerns about someone’s welfare
lf you believe a child to be in immediate danger, you must call the police, then notify your club Welfare Officer for further advice. If no immediate danger is apparent, you need to notify your club Welfare Officer in the first instance.
Club Welfare Officers should be fully aware of Wavepower (2016-2019) polices and information and ensure they are adopted into all club practices.
For more information please contact our Welfare Officer.