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Morpeth ASC believe that all children involved in its organisations have the right to stay safe and have fun. Amongst other things sport develops physical skills, self-esteem and the ability to be a team player, as well as providing an opportunity to achieve individual success.

Safeguarding Policy Statement


Morpeth Amateur Swimming Club is committed to providing an environment in which all children participating in its activities have a safe and positive experience.


In order to achieve this Morpeth Amateur Swimming Club agrees to:


  • Adopt and implement Wavepower the Swim England Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures in full.


  • Recognise that all children participating in activities regardless of their age, gender, race, faith, sexual orientation and ability have the right to enjoy their involvement in our sports in a safe environment and be protected from harm.


  • Ensure that all individuals who work or volunteer with children in our organisation provide a positive, safe and enjoyable experience for children.


  • Appoint a Welfare Officer with the necessary skills and training as outlined in Wavepower who will take the lead in dealing with all child safeguarding matters raised within the organisation.


  • Ensure that the Welfare Officers’ name and contact details are known to all staff, members and parents/guardians of members that are under 18.


  • Ensure that all individuals who work with children in the organisation have undertaken the appropriate training, have had the relevant DBS checks and adhere to Wavepower and the Regulations of our sports.


  • Ensure that all individuals who will be working or will work with children in either a paid or voluntary role have been recruited in accordance with the Safe Recruitment Policy contained in Wavepower.


  • Ensure that all individuals who work with children in the organisation have received the appropriate training for their role and been provided, understand and adhere to the requirements of the Codes of Conduct and Wavepower.


  • Provide all members of the organisation and parents/guardians of members under 18 with the opportunity to raise concerns in relation to a child’s welfare in a safe and confidential manner.


  • Ensure that all child safeguarding matters, whether they be concerns about child welfare or protection, are dealt with appropriately in accordance with the guidance for reporting and action in Wavepower.


  • Ensure that confidentiality is always maintained and in line with the best interests of the child.


  • Ensure all information relating to child safeguarding matters are held safely and securely.

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Sarah Watson

Please contact Sarah Watson Welfare Officer with any concerns 

You can also call Swimline on 0808 100 4001.

Or call the NSPCC Child Protection Helpline direct on 0808 800 5000.
The helpline is open for 24 hours each day and calls are free of charge.

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