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Welfare and safeguarding resources for your club

Ensuring your swimmers are safe and happy at your club or pool is a vital responsibility.

We’ve created a range of resources, posters and more for you to utilise, print off or share within your club to help create this positive experience for members of your club.

If you have any feedback on these resources, or have suggestions for additional resources, please email [email protected].

Safeguarding templates

These are practical templates for clubs to use that can be printed or used as digital templates for your club.

Click or tap the links below to view folders where you can download print or digital versions of our useful safeguarding templates for clubs.

Digital templates

Digital templates

Print templates

Print templates

Code of conduct templates

Code of conduct templates

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.

Mental Health Flowchart

The Mental Health Referral Flowchart shows how swimmers can access help and advice if they are struggling with mental health.

This is a great resource to share with your club, or print and display poolside.

Health Fact Sheets for Competitive Swimmers

Swim England’s Health Commission group have developed a range of fact sheets on swimming with particular health conditions. These are written for competitive swimmers, the general public and to also assist those who support or advise swimmers.

The fact sheets for people supporting competitive swimmers can be downloaded below:

You can also download all fact sheets on our Health and Wellbeing pages.