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Safeguarding Children

WavePower 2012/15 is the ASA Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures manual and replaces all previous ASA Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures documents. Colchester Swimming Club has adopted and implemented Wavepower 2012/15.

The theme of Wavepower 2012/15 is to safeguard children and young people in line with current legislation and guidance. The responsibility to safeguard children in our clubs and related activities lies will all those involved in the sport and is not the sole responsibility of any one person at club, county or national level.

Safeguarding children will become an integral part of all club activities and create a culture that provides a safe, happy and fun environment in which children can learn to swim and develop to a level appropriate for their ability.

The aim of Wavepower 2012/15 is to enable everyone in our sport to play their part in safeguarding children offering practical guidance for those who are directly involved in working with children and providing awareness of both mandatory requirements and good practice guidance.

The Club Welfare Officer is Hazel Keane and any member can contact her by clicking here.

All our Club members under 17 years of age should read the 3 documents below that explain the ASA Safeguarding principles.

ASA Safeguarding Form 1
Safeguarding Document Part 1
ASA Safeguarding Form 2
Safeguarding Document Part 2
ASA Safeguarding Form 3
Safeguarding Document Part 3


The ASA with the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) operates Swimline.

Swimline was launched over 10 year ago and is a confidential free-phone number provided for anyone involved in aquatics, adults or children, who believe that the welfare of someone under the age of 18 is at risk. This concern could be neglect, abuse, bullying or fear of someone or anything that is worrying you and you don't know who to discuss it with.

Swimline Bubble - 0808 100 4001
Call Swimline on 0808 100 4001

ChildPower : Your Voice


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ChildPower is the place where you as a young swimmer can make your voice heard. You can talk about anything that matters to you: from the support you get from your coach, who you talk to when you're upset, and who helps you when swimming gets challenging or difficult

More information on WavePower can be found on the ASA website.

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