Swim England London

Aquatic sports in the London region


Regional Welfare & Safeguarding Team


Regional Safeguarding Team Alternative Contact Details 

Suzanne Philpot: email  suzanne.philpot@londonswimming.org

Kelly Stannard: email kelly.stannard@londonswimming.org

James Warrener: email james.warrener@londonswimming.org

County Welfare Officers

Kent – Chelsey Denney- welfare@kentswimming.org

Middlesex –   Maria Abrams  welfare@middlesexswimming.com

Surrey –   Dr Jeni Colborne  welfare@surreyasa.co.uk

Essex –   Mrs C Ellis  welfare@essexswimming.org

National Safeguarding Team

  • Kevin Suckling, Head of Safeguarding and Welfare
  • National Safeguarding Manager – James Diamond, National Safeguarding Case Manager (NSCM) Charlotte Colson-Hammond
  • Safeguarding Case Officer – Lisa Buxton
  • National Safeguarding Administrator – Tansy Nottage
  • National Safeguarding Officer – TBC
  • National Welfare Officer – National Safeguarding team via the email below
  • Email: Safeguarding@swimming.org
  • Tel: 01509 640 700 (Option1 for Swim England and then Option 3 for Safeguarding)

External Contacts

The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) works to help achieve the NSPCC mission to end child abuse. It is a partnership between the NSPCC, Sport England, Sport Northern Ireland and Sport Wales and specialises in minimising the risk of child abuse during sporting activity. 

The CPSU works with a range of organisations such as: 

  • UK Sports Councils 
  • National Governing Bodies (NGBs) 
  • Active Partnerships (previously known as County Sports Partnerships)

You can find further information, resources and webinars at

The NSPCC are the leading charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. 

Alongside Swim England London’s own procedures for responding, reacting and reporting concerns about a child, we also promote the use of the NSPCC helpline. 

This helpline service is for adults concerned about a child. You can contact them by phone or online to get advice or to share your concerns about a child -anonymously if you wish. It’s staffed by professional practitioners with backgrounds in jobs like teaching, healthcare and social work, who know how to spot the signs of abuse and what to do to help. 

In 2006 Childline and the NSPCC joined forced to help and support more children across the UK. 

Childline is free, private and confidential and exists to help and support anyone under 19 in the UK with any issues they’re going through. 

Children and young people can talk about anything with trained counsellors to support them any time of the day or night. You can talk to ChildLine on the phone, by e-mail or through 1-2-1 counsellor chat. 

Call Childline on 0800 1111 or go to www.childline.org.uk for advice and support.