Wellingborough Amateur Swimming Club
Swimming provides an excellent opportunity for children to learn new skills, become more confident and to maximise their own potential in a positive sporting environment. The welfare of all children within Wellingborough ASC is the responsibility of everyone, parent, coaches; children themselves have a moral obligation to safeguard children from abuse and promoting their well-being.
Wellingborough Amateur Swimming Club has produced this policy in partnership with the ASA (Wave Power, 2004) and NSPCC and is based on their guidelines and principles that:
- The child’s welfare is the first consideration
- All children, regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religious belief, sexual identity and any disability have a right to enjoy sport free from all forms of abuse or exploitation
- Children and young people must be treated with integrity and respect.
- Children and young peoples programmes and competitions will be relevant to their ages and stages of development.
- A child is defined as young person under the age of 18
We are committed to following the current ASA Child Protection guidelines. All our adult helpers are members of ASA and have enhanced Criminal Records Bureau checks carried out every 3 years.
Wellingborough ASC :
- Aims to create an enjoyable environment, where young people have the right to be safe, secure and free from threat,
- Acknowledges that young people have the right to be treated with respect and for their concerns to be listened to and acted upon,
- Will aim to ensure that junior members have specific programmes designed for them, with adequate supervision,
- Is committed to ensuring that all helpers, whatever their role, complete a Club Registration Form, sign a Code of Conduct and complete a CRB Form in relation to Child Protection,
- Provides clear, comprehensive, easily understood procedures for dealing with - allegations of abuse - requests for help and support on a confidential basis,
- Will always emphasise fair play.