This policy should be read in conjunction with the ASAs document ‘Wave Power – Child Welfare in Swimming: Procedures and guidelines’, which is available from the ASA web site www.britshswimming.org It can be found in Useful Documents where there is a Child Protection section.
All sporting organisations, which make provision for children and young people, must ensure that:
- The welfare of the child is paramount;
- All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse;
- All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately;
- All staff (paid/unpaid) working in swimming have a responsibility to report concerns to the appropriate officer.
Staff/volunteers are not trained to deal with situations of abuse nor decide if abuse has occurred.
Beau Sejour Barracudas SC has a duty of care to safeguard all children involved in swimming from harm.
All children have a right to protection, and the needs of disabled children and others who may be particularly vulnerable must be taken into account.
BSBSC will ensure the safety and protection of all children involved in swimming through adherence to the Child Protection guidelines adopted by this club.