Swim England and Swim England London remain totally committed to safeguarding and protecting not only children but also vulnerable adults, by adhering to Swim England standards which includes the use of the Wavepower 2020-23 policies and procedures publication. This document has been produced to assist in this area and all affiliated clubs and organisations must adopt it.
The full Wavepower 2020-23 document can be found here along with plenty of supporting resources and guidance.
If you need any support or advice on how to report or manage a welfare issues then the following people can be contacted;
Your own club Welfare Officer
National Safeguarding Team
Jenni Dearman National Safeguarding Manager
Joanne Garey National Safeguarding Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01509 640 700 (Option1 for Swim England and then option 5 for safeguarding)
Regional Welfare Officer (Interim)
Suzanne Philpot email@example.com
County Welfare Officers
Kent – Ann Hunt firstname.lastname@example.org
Middlesex – Maria Abrams email@example.com
Surrey – Dr Jeni Colborne firstname.lastname@example.org
Essex – Mrs C Ellis email@example.com
DBS Update Service
The DBS Update Service is a Government register where, for an annual fee of £13 (or free to volunteers), you can keep your DBS check up to date online. The main benefits of the update service are:
- It saves you time and money
- You can take the check from role to role
- You may only ever need one check
If you are currently subscribed to the Update Service and wish to have your DBS check added to your Swim England membership record, you will need to fill out a consent form and send it back with your DBS certificate. If you require a consent form, please email the DBS department or call them on 01509 640738.
Club verifiers – please note that they can carry out a DBS check on a current member of the Club. Please ensure that the applicant is registered on the online Membership System (OMS) first.