Safe Guarding

NRSC acknowledge that it is essential that children and young people participating in swimming are able to do so in a safe and secure environment. The club accepts and recognises its responsibility by adopting the ASA’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures presently in force together with all future additions and amendments to that policy. The Child Protection Guidelines issued by the ASA in conjunction with the NSPCC, as published in the ASA Wavepower 2016/2019, this document can be viewed at -

http://www.swimming.org/swimengland/wavepower-child-safeguarding-for-clubs/

The theme of Wavepower 2016/19 is to safeguard children and young people in line with current legislation and guidance. The responsibility to safeguard children in our clubs and related activities lies will all those involved in the sport and is not the sole responsibility of any one person at club, county or national level.

All volunteer roles identified in Wavepower 2016/2019 are required to:

  • Complete a Disclosure and Barring, (DBS), check and/or Enhanced DBS.
  • Attend a Sports Coach UK Child Protection course and subsequent online training every three years.
  • Are governed by the ASA Code of Ethics and NRSC Volunteer Code of Conduct.

 

Please contact the club Welfare Officer Claire Sage using the link in the contact section if you require any further clarification or have any concerns of a safeguarding nature. Claire is usually at the club on a Tuesday evening or can be contacted by leaving a non-urgent message for her at the front desk. You can also telephone her on 07510 331 010 and leave a message which will be returned. In emergency situations please call 999 or for advice call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or SwimLine ASA Helpline on 0808 100 4001. Further information can be found on the notice board at the club.

Parents / guardians

As a parent/guardian you play a key role in ensuring your child’s experiences in an aquatic environment are positive. In 2014 the ASA launched the Attitudes in Sport: Make Yours Count campaign. Excellent resources have been produced to help you understand the essential role you have in supporting your swimmers participation in sport and your positive influence in both club and competitive environments.

For further information visit http://www.swimming.org/asa/clubs-and-members/positive