Updates to Safeguarding certificate for 2018

Coaches, team managers and chaperones need to ensure their Safeguarding qualification has been recorded by the Swim England Membership team in order for them to get poolside accreditation in 2018.

As of 1 January, if the Membership team do not have proof of your qualification, you will not be able to apply for a poolside accreditation.

A Safeguarding and Protecting Children certificate is valid for three years. If you already have one, all you need to do is send in proof to us. If you would like to submit proof of a valid certificate, please email renewals@swimming.org. Alternatively you can call our Membership team on 01509 640727.

If you don’t have a valid certificate, you will need to complete the Safeguarding and Protecting Children course as soon as you are able.

  • Click here to find Institute of Swimming (IoS) Safeguarding courses.
  • Click here to find UK Coaching Safeguarding courses.

If you have completed the SCUK Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop in a face-to-face format, you can simply renew online.

  • Click here to find out more and book a SCUK Safeguarding refresher course.

Training course at the Swim England Winter Champs

In anticipation of the new requirements, the IoS will be holding a Safeguarding and Protecting Children course on 13 December during the Swim England National Winter Championships in Sheffield.

The Safeguarding and Protecting Children course is happening on Wednesday 13 December.

The workshop will take place from 12:30-3:30pm in the Skyline Bar at Ponds Forge. The course fee is £35 per head, and there are limited spaces available.

  • Click here to book your place on the Winter Champs Safeguarding and Protecting Children course.