ASA Child Safeguarding Policy Statement

Derwentside Amateur 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 in the Derwentside Amateur Swimming Club (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have the 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 Derwentside Amateur 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 that work with children in Derwentside Amateur Swimming Club have undertaken the appropriate training, have 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 with children in Derwentside Amateur Swimming Club 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 their 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 that all papers relating to child safeguarding matters are held in a safe and secure manner.

Christine Gott
Welfare Officer
0771 1325319

23rd December 2017