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Information for parents

As a parent you play a key role in ensuring your children are safe when they are placed in the care of a swimming club.

Wavepower is the ASA Child Safeguarding Policy & Procedures manual. For a full copy click here

Section 6 of Wavepower is specifically written for parents. Your Club Welfare Officer can make this section available to you to view as a hard copy or it can be accessed on the link below.

While the ASA is confident the majority of its clubs, and specifically those with a swim21 accreditation, have very good, proactive child welfare policies, we acknowledge that sometimes problems can develop that require action.

So to ensure you as a parent feel reassured that your club is a safe environment in which to leave your child or young person, we have developed guidance based on Wavepower.

Below you will find links to information such as who to contact and advice on raising issues of poor practice or child welfare. For greater detail download the full policy using the link above.

As a parent you also play a key role in the welfare of your child and their development at the club:

  • Ensure that you always show support and encourage to all young people at the club along with their coaches and the volunteers working hard to run the club and activities.
  • By becoming involved in the club they will see how you value the club and the activity that your child is undertaking.
  • Ask if the club run workshop, such as ‘Attitudes in Sport’ for parents and how you can help.
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