Wavepower (Link on Website Homepage) is the Swim England Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures manual - replacing all previous ASA Child Protection Policies and Procedures documents. All Swm England affiliated clubs and organisations adopt and implement the Policies and Procedures contained in this manual.
CASC's Safeguarding Policy Statement is compiled in accordance with this ASA Manual.
Wavepower provides Swim England Child Safeguarding Policy, mandatory requirements, practical information and good practice guidance in one place for use by club officers, club members, parents, children and all those who work with our young members so that everyone involved in our sport can play their part in safeguarding children and young people.
Chippenham ASC's copy of Wavepower is held by our Welfare Officer with an online copy available on 'Swim England' Website (Link on CASC Homepage).
Wavepower has been compiled by Swim England using ideas and feedback from the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit, the Swim England Youth Forum, Welfare Officers, Club Officers, parents, swimmers and numerous others.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
What is a DBS?
When is a DBS Required?
Anyone who is working for the club, either paid or voluntary, and is having contact with children or vulnerable adults as part of their role, 3 or more times in any given month, requires a DBS check. Officials should not require a DBS check as they should not be having any contact, but on occasions the club may expect more from them than their normal duties, and if they then fall into the requirements that require a check, then they will need to be checked.
Chippenham ASC is committed to the welfare of children. For this reason a decision has been made that all officials who are on poolside will wear a club tee shirt to identify that they have a current DBS check. All other spectators will be asked to be seated in the designated public viewing area.
If a child requires their parent on poolside this should be discussed with their teacher/coach or a Team Manager. The parent should be seated on poolside allowing them to provide support to their child but away from other children and the pool.
Chippenham Amateur Swimming Club is committed to providing a club environment in which all children (persons under 18yrs) participating in its activities have a safe and positive experience. In order to achieve this, we adopt and implement the ASA Wavepower policy in full.
To comply with current legislation, permission to take photographs must be obtained from the pool operator and/or event organiser. Most swimming events have forms available where photographer information must be provided in advance of camera use. Please contact the Welfare Officer for further advice.
Parents remain responsible for the safety and behaviour of their own children when not in the pool, including the changing rooms and outside areas. The coaching and poolside staff are only responsible for swimmers in the pool during their allocated swimming session. Swimmers arriving early on poolside are not the responsibility of the coaching and poolside staff.
We advise parents/carers of young swimmers to remain on site throughout the swimming session. It is not desirable for parents to drop children off at the roadside and come back later to pick them up from the pavement outside the pool.
Health & Safety
Safety is paramount with any swimming organisation and at Chippenham ASC we take these issues very seriously.
There are a number of obligations we have as a club to ensure the safety of everyone concerned. These are:
• Compliance with ASA Safety Instructions;
• Compliance with Safety Instructions issued by the various pool operators;
• Compliance with statutory Health and Safety regulations and any Safety bye-laws.
Training sessions will not commence without the presence of a trained lifeguard and applies to all levels of competition.
Swimmers are not allowed onto poolside without the presence of at least one club coach or assistant. It is therefore important that parents / guardians do not allow their swimmers into the changing rooms earlier than 10 minutes before the start of a session.
Some club members have life-saving and first aid qualifications and we encourage others to improve their knowledge in this way.
Relevant Risk Assessments are shown on the Club > Reference Documents website page.
All members have a responsibility to act if they see an obvious breach of rules or something likely to cause an accident.
CASC Welfare Documents
CASC Welfare Officer Newsletters
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