Child Protection and Welfare

Eastleigh Swim Club are committed to providing an environment in which all children participating in its activities have a safe and positive experience.

We believe that the welfare and wellbeing of children is everyone’s responsibility, particularly when it comes to protecting children from abuse. Everyone in swimming - administrator, club official, coach, parent, friend, children themselves, anyone – can help.


Raising Concerns

If you have a concern about the welfare of any child or the behaviour of an adult towards any child you should, without delay, contact:

  • The Eastleigh Swim Club Welfare Officers:

Polly Sadler

[email protected]

Rachael Thorpe

[email protected]

  • Or the Hampshire County Welfare Officer: Graham Stanley, [email protected]
  • Or the South East Region Welfare Officer: Shelley Robinson, [email protected]
  • Or Swim England National Child Safeguarding Team:

Joanne Garey, National Safeguarding Officer, [email protected], Tel: 01509 640252

Jenni Dearman, National Child Safeguarding Manager, Tel: 01509 640274

Keith Oddy, Independent Child Protection Officer, [email protected], Tel: 07975 505549

  • Or Swimline - this is the Swim England/NSPCC Child Protection Helpline on 0808 100 4001. The service is provided for anyone involved in swimming, including children and young people who believe that the welfare of a young child is at risk. This could be neglect or abuse, bullying or fear of someone, or anything that is worrying you and you don’t know who to discuss it with.

Wavepower 2020-2023

Wavepower is Swim England’s child safeguarding policies and procedures publication.
Wavepower must be adopted by all Swim England affiliated clubs. As a Swimmark Essential club, Eastleigh Swim Club are committed to following Wavepower.

Wavepower contains mandatory requirements, practical information and good practice guidance all in one place. Eastleigh Swim Club has adopted the Wavepower policies and procedures. It is used by club officers, club members, parents, children and all those who work with young members so that everyone involved in swimming can play their part in safeguarding children and young people.

You can find out more about WavePower on the Swim England website.


Safeguarding Resources for Children

Swim England provides 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.


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