Wavepower 2016-19: The ASA Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures
Wavepower 2016–19 is the latest Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures publication which replaces all previous versions.
It has been produced to assist in safeguarding and protecting children in our sport and must be adopted by all ASA affiliated clubs and organisations.
Ensuring that children are safeguarded should be a key part of how our clubs and swim schools operate and helps to provide a safe, happy and fun environment in which children can learn to swim and develop their skills.
The responsibility to safeguard children does not belong to any one person, but instead belongs to everyone who plays a part in delivering our sporting activities. Wavepower is intended for anyone involved in these activities and offers practical guidance and information on mandatory requirements and good practice.
This publication will be fully updated in 2020, but if any new guidance or policy changes are released prior to this, then pages will be updated or added to this section of the website.
You can download each section of Wavepower 2016-19 below:
- Intro Information and Contents
- Section 1 Introduction to Wavepower
- Section 2 Toolbox
- Section 3 Child Safeguarding Responsibilities
- Section 4 Guidance for Coaches, Teachers and Poolside Helpers
- Section 5 Templates, Forms and Checklist
- Section 6 Index
We hope you find this publication useful and welcome any feedback you may have. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Social media guidance: The Parents' Guide to Twitter (PDF)
- Social media guidance: The Parents' Guide to Twitter (Web Book version)
- Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Child Safeguarding Leaflet for Parents
- ASA Code of Ethics (ASA Handbook 2015 page 18)
- Protocols for Child Safeguarding Investigations (ASA Handbook 2015 pages 19-21)
- The ASA Child Welfare Complaints Procedure (ASA Handbook 2015 pages 22-25)
- Additional information regarding child safeguarding courses
- CPSU Safe Sport Events, Activities and Competitions (Supersedes Safe Sport Away)
- The Sports Safeguarding Children Initiative (SSCI)
- Child Power Your Voice