Welfare and Internal Club Disputes

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.

If you are at all concerned and wish to seek advice from the Swim England Safeguarding Team please email [email protected] or complete the online referral form 

Club Welfare Officers should be fully aware of Wavepower polices and information and ensure they are adopted into all club practices.

For more information please contact our Welfare Officer[email protected]

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  has a list of personnel who require a DBS, together with a list of approved workshops.

Useful DBS Documents

DBS Update Service

DBS Service FAQ’s

How to register consent

How to use Update Service

We run Time to Listen and safeguarding courses around the Region and online for our affiliated clubs. 

Internal Disputes

Swim England East Region has an Internal Club Dispute document and accompanying Flow Chart to help clubs understand the correct requirements and processes to follow in accordance with the Swim England Regulations found in the Handbook.

Internal Club Dispute Document

Internal Dispute Flow Chart


Disciplinary Process – Legal Resources

This document serves to outline the support available to participants involved in the disciplinary process, both as complainant and respondent.