If you have a concern of a child welfare nature about your child or another child
If you are concerned your, or another, child may be in immediate risk of injury or harm, or has been injured or harmed, contact your local Children’s Social Care Team, the police, or the ASA Independent Child Protection Officer (ICPO).
This will ensure action is taken without delay. The club’s welfare officer and ICPO need to be informed as soon as possible of a referral to the statutory agencies.
If you have a concern that is regarding the welfare of your, or another child, raise your concern immediately with the club’s welfare officer. He or she will advise you as to the action you can take and can refer the matter to the statutory agencies or the ASA ICPO.
If you do not wish to approach the club directly you can call the ASA’s Swimline number 0808 100 4001. You will need to leave a number for a Swimliner or the ICPO to call you back. If you want to speak to someone immediately, hold on and you will be put through to the NSPCC helpline.
If the matter involves your child you will be advised of what you should do and kept fully involved of all action taken.
If the matter is about a child unrelated to you, information will only be made available to you in line with appropriate confidentiality.
Of course, we hope you never need to use these services and that your child enjoys his or her membership of the ASA, training and competing. But as a parent you can rest assured that if the worse happens the ASA is there to support you.