Welfare

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Wrexham Swimming Club is committed to the welfare and safeguarding of all swimmers and children. We have adopted the Swim Wales Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures (SWCSP). This helps us provide a safe, happy, and fun environment in which children can participate, enjoy making new friends and develop their skills.

Safeguarding refers to the process of protecting children (and adults) and to provide safe and effective care. This includes all procedures designed to prevent harm to a child. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Wrexham Swimming Club have arrangements in place to share information with other professional organisations concerning any safeguarding matter that may come to light.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process, protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Wrexham Swimming Club adopt a safe recruitment procedure where all volunteers and coaching staff are subject to Data Barring Service (DBS) checks, including criminal records checks.

As part of providing a safe environment we expect all swimmers, parents and members to know about and agree to the club’s codes of conduct.

If you have any specific queries or wish to discuss a concern in confidence, please email the Welfare/Safeguarding Officers from the club:

Jane Bowyer-Jones or Victoria Bates : childwelfare@wrexhamswimmingclub.co.uk

Alternatively, you can raise any immediate concerns with your child’s coach.

If the matter is serious or urgent, please contact the Police on 101/999 or Social Services local to your area. Alternatively you can contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000. You can get more information about the definitions of abuse and the signs of possible abuse on the NSPCC “child abuse in a sports setting” page and in their FAQ section.

Links:

Swim Wales Safeguarding
NSPCC Child abuse in a Sports setting

 

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