To help Yeovil & District Swimming Club and other affiliated clubs with child welfare, Swim England have produced their Wavepower publication. This is their child safeguarding policies and procedures publication.

Ensuring child safety is a key part of the YDSC club. It helps us to provide a fun, safe and happy 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 sporting activities.

With this in mind if you are concerned about a swimmer or worried or stressed and need to talk to someone please talk to your coach or welfare officer Sonia Floyd, [email protected] or you could also contact the NSPCC or Somerset Direct on 0300 123 2224

Remember: Safeguarding children is EVERYBODY’s responsibility!!

For more information please see the links below;

Index Full index with page numbers
Contents Information and contents
Section 1 Introduction to Wavepower (Pages 8-17)
Section 2 Toolbox (Pages 18-89)
Section 3 Child safeguarding responsibilities (Pages 90-93)
Section 4 Guidance for coaches, teachers and poolside helpers (Pages 94-105)
Section 5 Templates, forms and checklist (Pages 106-123)