- Welfare Officer and what their role is within our club.
- Policies and Procedures that we adhere to.
- SwimMark status (Swim England’s quality standard for clubs).
Who is the WSC Welfare Officer?
Long term experienced swim mum who has had 3 children within the Club over the last 14 years.
What is a Welfare Officer?
This role is essential in providing a first point of contact for children, parents and adults within the club who have a child safeguarding or welfare concern.
In partnership with the club committee, the Welfare Officer ensures that the club is adopting and implementing child safeguarding policy and procedures which are necessary for it to demonstrate its duty of care to children.
The Welfare officer is the first point of contact for club staff, volunteers, young people and parents for any issues concerning child welfare, poor practice or potential or alleged abuse. The officer will act independently and in the best interests of a child at the club, putting their needs above that of others and the club itself.
The Welfare officer will ensure confidentiality is maintained and information is only shared on a need to know basis.
Welfare officers undertake the following training:
- SCUK Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop.
- ASA/NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit “Time to Listen” child safeguarding training for designated person.
How to contact our WSC Welfare Officer?
Our Welfare Officer can be contacted at this email address: email@example.com
Our Key Policies and Procedures
Below are our key policies and procedures, together with a collection of other policies from Swim England and British Swimming that we also adhere to:
Woking SC policies and documents
- Parents’ code of conduct
- Swimmers’ code of conduct
- Child protection policy
- Anti-bullying policy
- Club constitution
- Succession planning
- Equity policy
Swim England policies
- Swim England (ASA) Wavepower (Child safeguarding for clubs)
- Swim England (ASA) – Code of ethics
- Swim England (ASA) – Child welfare complaints procedure
British Swimming anti-doping
ASA SwimMark Documents can be found here.