Haslemere Swimming Club believes that everyone has the right to enjoy their chosen sport free from all forms of abuse.
You can contact our Welfare Officer Jo Nash or Deputy Welfare Officer Jo Fryer by email to Welfare Officer
The welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility particularly when it comes to protecting children from all forms of abuse according to the Children’s Act 1989. The Child Welfare Officer (CWO) has a responsibility to report child protection concerns to the appropriate body. A child is defined as any young person under the age of 18.
All allegations of alleged abuse will be taken seriously. These will be responded to and acted upon within the correct timescales as advised by the ASA. If abuse is suspected the CWO will deal with such allegations in accordance to ASA guidelines. Where appropriate it will be dealt with within the Club or the relevant statutory or voluntary body.
All volunteers seeking to help out with children within Haslemere Swimming Club, must undergo the appropriate checks according to current Government legislation and ASA guidelines. Anyone refusing to do this will not be eligible to work with children at Haslemere Swimming Club.
The taking of photographs is only permitted during galas. This is done by completing the appropriate book which is normally placed at the door where programmes are sold. The taking of photos during training is only permitted with the prior consent of the committee.
Haslemere Swimming Club will review this policy annually or sooner if legislation changes.