LPSC has a duty of care to safeguard all children who are involved in the clubs activities and accordingly LPSC has adopted the ASA Child Protection Policy. Copies on this may be obtained from the ASA website
To help clubs with child welfare, Swim England produced the Wavepower publication. This is their child safeguarding policies and procedures publication and Wavepower must be adopted by all Swim England affiliated clubs and organisations. Ensuring child safety is a key part of how our club operate. It helps to provide a safe, happy and fun environment where children can learn to swim and develop their skills. The responsibility to safeguard children does not belong to any one person. Instead it belongs to everyone who plays a part in delivering our sporting activities. Wavepower is intended for anyone involved in these activities and offers practical guidance and information on mandatory requirements and good practice. Visit the Wavepower website here.
Click here to go to the Swim England web site for their most up to date guidance documents & procedures with regards to safeguarding and child protection.
Our Welfare Office Pam McCrossan deals with all Child Protection issues. Pam will, in conjunction with the Executive Committee ensure that :
All persons working with children within LPSC are registered with the ASA and DBS checks will be carried out according to ASA guidelines
Any allegations shall be recorded and dealt with in confidence with the necessary parties being informed.
If you have any safeguarding/child welfare issues to report, please contact Pam McCrossan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also contact Pam if you wish to volunteer to help the club so a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) application can be made. This is a requirement when working with children.
If you wish to report an incident or concern, please download and complete the incident form and return to the Welfare Officer within 7 days.
Click on the links below to view Swim England (ASA) policies all members/swimmers have to agree and adhere to.