We Are Committed to Child Protection and Welfare

Child Protection and Welfare

South Holderness Swimming Club is committed to protecting children from violence, exploitation, abuse and neglect.

The welfare of children is the responsibility of everyone involved with the swimming club.

If you have any concerns about the safety of any child within the club or the behaviour of any adults please talk to our welfare officers.


Sarah Gatti


Wavepower: Swim England's safeguarding policy and procedures

Wavepower is Swim England’s safeguarding policy and procedures document.

Its aim is to ensure everyone is able to enjoy our sports and aquatic activity in a safe, positive and enjoyable environment in line with current legislation, regulations and guidance.

All Swim England affiliated clubs and organisations must adopt Wavepower, the current version can be downloaded here.

Safeguarding Resources for Children

Swim England provide safeguarding resources for children to help them feel confident in asking for help, should they need it.

Ask your club Welfare Officer for a copy or click the links below to download your own pdf leaflets.

Primary school leaflet – for eight years upwards

Simple and easy, you can read this together with your child, or they can read it themselves.

This leaflet will help younger children to understand what to do if they are not happy or feeling something is wrong.

Click or tap the image to download a PDF version of this primary school leaflet

Secondary school leaflet – suitable for teens

This is a pocket-size guide, providing clear, straightforward information with signposting.

Click or tap the image to download a PDF version of this secondary school leaflet.

More Resources

Should you have any welfare issues you feel you need to discuss with someone in confidence outside of the club please contact any of the officers below.

Yorkshire Swimming Welfare Officer– Sally Warren welfare@yorkshireswimming.org
NER Welfare Officer– Chris Halliday nerwelfareofficer@asaner.org
National Swim England Child Safeguarding team teamsafeguarding@swimming.org
National Swim England Child Safeguarding Tel: 01509 640 700 (Option 1 for Swim England and then Option 3 for Safeguarding)

Other options for help are listed below:

NSPCC Childline 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry
ASA Swimline 0808 100 4001
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline 0808 800 5000 (24hrs)
Multi-agency support teams 0114 2037 485
MIND mind.org.uk – 0300 123 3393
Young Minds youngminds.org.uk – 0808 802 5544
Selfharm UK Selfharm.co.uk
Harmless harmless.org.uk
Kooth – Online mental wellbeing kooth.com
Samaritans – 116-123  samaritans.org