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Safeguarding Resources for Children

Swim England provide safeguarding resources for children to help them feel confident in asking for help, should they need it.

Ask your club Welfare Officer for a copy or click the links below to download your own pdf leaflets.

Primary school leaflet – for eight years upwards

Simple and easy, you can read this together with your child, or they can read it themselves.

This leaflet will help younger children to understand what to do if they are not happy or feeling something is wrong.

Click or tap the image below to download a PDF version of this primary school leaflet.

Child safeguarding leaflet

Secondary school leaflet – suitable for teens

This is a pocket-size guide, providing clear, straightforward information with signposting.

Click or tap the image below to download a PDF version of this secondary school leaflet.

Teen safeguarding leaflet

About these resources

The Swim England National Youth Advisory Panel have developed these two resources with the purpose of helping your club members under 18 to know where to access help and support when they need it.

It is very important that these resources are distributed to your young members so that every child feels part of a safe and inclusive aquatic community and knows who to contact when they feel that they need to talk to someone, whether it be Swimline, Childline, a trusted adult at the club or their parent/guardian.

The resources have been created in a simple and easy to read format, targeting both younger children and teenagers.

They are pocket sized so they can be carried in a wallet, swim bag or simply downloaded onto your smart phone or tablet. Importantly this means children can talk to someone whenever they feel the need to.

The safety and wellbeing of our young members is at the heart of what we do, so please request these resources and make sure the aquatic community remains a place where everyone feels safe and secure.

The resources are available to purchase from the Swim England shop.