EVANS SWIM SCHOOL
Child safeguarding & protection policy
Duty of Care Statement
Reviewed – 25th January 2023
Evans Swim School swim school recognises that all children participating in the school (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability, or disability) have a right to enjoy their involvement in swimming and aquatics in a safe environment and be protected from harm.
Evans Swim School swim school further acknowledges it has a duty of care to safeguard children when they are participating in its activities and further recognises that a duty of care exists for all adults in positions of responsibility including coaches, teachers, poolside helpers and volunteers, in respect of the child members.
To demonstrate a duty of care through proper safeguarding, certain measures must be put in place to minimise the likelihood of ‘foreseeable harm’ arising.
To assist all Swim England schools and responsible individuals within them to meet that duty of care, The ASA has produced Wavepower 2020-2023; a safeguarding toolbox that identifies the principles, policies, and procedures to be followed and promoted; the actions the schools must take when a concern is identified, and what support is available to all concerned. As an independent training school, we follow these guidelines as adherence to best practice.
Evans Swim School swim school is fully committed to providing an environment in which all children and young people participating in its activities have a safe, enjoyable, and positive experience.
To achieve this, the school agrees to:
1. Ensure equal opportunities for all.
2. Adopt and implement the Swim England / ASA Wavepower 2020-2023 policy in full.
3. Promote to all members that a safe environment is paramount.
4. Promote Wavepower and make it available to all members, parents, employees, and volunteers as required via information/link on our website
5. Advise staff and volunteers that failures in safeguarding will be acted upon in line with the policy.
6. Ensure that an environment is promoted within the school where legitimate concerns can be raised without fear of recrimination or victimisation.
7. Adopt, promote, and adhere to the following policies in particular:
• ASA guidance on the safe supervision of children • ASA Equality Policy • The ASA Code of Ethics • The ASA Codes of Conduct • ASA guidance on supervising children within the pool • CPSU Safe Sports Events, Activities And Competitions (2013) Document - www.thecpsu.org.uk/resource-library/2013/duty-of-care • ASA Whistle Blowing Policy (Wavepower p36) • ASA Safe Recruitment Policy (Wavepower P40) • ASA Anti Bullying Policy (Wavepower p59) • ASA Changing Room Policy Wavepower (p65) • ASA Guidance on child abuse images/ indecent images of children (Wavepower p67) • ASA Guidance on the use of electronic communication (Wavepower p70) • ASA guidance on the use of social networking (Wavepower p72) • ASA Photography Guidance (Wavepower p76)