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 polices and information and ensure they are adopted into all club practices.
For more information please contact our Welfare Officereastwelfare@swimming.org
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
We run Time to Listen and safeguarding courses around the Region and online for our affiliated clubs.
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.
Disciplinary Process – Legal Resources
This document serves to outline the support available to participants involved in the disciplinary process, both as complainant and respondent.