Child Protection Policy
CMKSC undertakes to comply with the ASA Child Protection Policy (entitled Wave Power). Details of this can be found on the ASA website at www.swimming.org/asa/clubs-and-members/wavepower/ and covers areas such as abuse, bullying, photography, travel, changing rooms etc.
The main purpose of the Welfare Officer is to assist with the safeguarding and protecting of children and young people in CMKSC, and to implement the ASA Child Protection Policy.
Our Welfare Officer is currently Sarah Showler.
People who have significant contact with children and vulnerable adults within the club (e.g. coaches, squad reps) are required to undergo a CRB (Criminal Record Bureau) check to work in this context in CMKSC. Any new guidance issued by the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) will be followed once it comes into force.
The Amateur Swimming Association (in conjunction with NSPCC) provides a telephone service called Swimline for any swimmer/parent/coach/teacher that may have a concern that the welfare of a young swimmer is at risk. This could be neglect or abuse, bullying or fear of someone, or anything that is worrying you and you don’t know who to discuss this with. When you ring you will hear a message. Listen carefully to it and it will direct you to a counsellor, or, if one is unavailable, will ask for contact details and will ring back as soon as possible. Calls are free. The ASA Swimline number is 0808 100 4001.