A new free online resource aims to ensure everyone involved in aquatic clubs across the country has an awareness of child safeguarding.
Swim England has launched the Child Safeguarding Online Basic Awareness course in conjunction with the Institute of Swimming as part of its ongoing commitment to create a safe environment for youngsters.
It gives athletes, parents, volunteers, committee members and technical officials an opportunity to develop their knowledge of safeguarding – and how to respond to any concerns.
The resource also gives young volunteers who are under 18 the chance to develop their awareness of child safeguarding as they start out on their volunteering journey.
Jane Nickerson, Swim England chief executive, said: “Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility.
“We continue to work on delivering this key message which is an essential part of our approach to maintaining our Safeguarding Standards.
“Swim England is committed to ensuring that all children who participate in aquatic activity are able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment – and be safeguarded from harm.”
The course covers:
The course does not replace the requirement for those who work with children, such as teacher and coaches to complete the Swim England Safeguarding Training.