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Welfare of MHSC Swimmers

Documents and Policies Below.

Child Welfare Policies in Swimming

Procedures and guidelines were first produced by the ASA Child Protection Working Party in conjunction with the NSPCC.

The ASA believes that the welfare 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, everyone - can help.

If these procedures are to help to protect children, everyone involved in swimming needs to apply them. Market Harborough Swimming Club is committed to fully respecting and implementing the current ASA Child Safeguarding scheme called Wavepower. Our Welfare Officer is Kathy Green who is to be contacted to report any suspected infringement or misconduct.

You can download the Club's Swimline poster

You can find further information regarding Child Safeguarding and Wavepower on the ASA website.

The Club adopts the ASA Wavepower Anti-bullying policy, with any resulting disciplinary action covered by the Club's constitution (Clause 6).

Late collection of children & duty of care

Parents/Carers are advised that MHSC ‘duty of care’ only covers the duration of the child’s teaching/training session. For away galas, MHSC ‘duty of care’ ends on the return of the transport/bus/coach.Parents/Carers are advised that it is not the responsibility of MHSC volunteers/coaches and team managers to transport children home on behalf of parents/carers who have been delayed. For galas, parents MUST provide two alternative contact names or numbers for MHSC volunteers to use when they are not available on their usual number.

Failure to collect children within a reasonable period of a given time, without notifying MHSC may be considered abandonment and the relevant authorities will be informed. Appropriate action as accordingly advised will then be followed.

In the case of late collection MHSC volunteers:-


Attempt to contact the child’s parent/carer on their contact number.

Use alternative contact name/number if necessary.

If there is no reply from the emergency contact, ask the child if there is another family member who may be contacted.

Wait with the child, with other MHSC volunteers present if at all possible.

If no one is reachable, contact the local police to enquire about the best course of action.

Remind parents/carers of the policy relating to late collection.

Will Not

Take the child home or to another location.

Send the child home with another person without permission from a parent/carer.

Ask the child to wait in a vehicle or the club with them alone.

Parents Must

Provide two emergency contact numbers for MHSC use when necessary.

Make note of the contact numbers provided by MHSC.

Contact MHSC immediately, if it is known that they will be late in collecting their child/children and inform them of alternative arrangements.

Welfare Officer
If you have any concerns regarding your child/children's welfare, please contact our welfare officer. Details are on the club officals page, under the 'ABOUT' tab.

Parents Welcome Letter. View here. Swimmers Welcome Letter. View here.
Child Protection Legislation. View
Equity Policy Statement. View here.
Antibullying. View here.
Safeguarding. View here.
Disciplinary. View here.
Data Protection. View here.
Data Collection Form. View here.
Philosopy and Programme for Teaching Swimming. View here.
Operating Structure of Club. View here.
Late Collection Policy. View here.
Full Disclosure Consent form. View here.
Standing Order Instructions. View here.
Club Championship Rules. View here.
ASA Guide to completing forms. View here.
ASA Cat 2 and Multi Club Registration form. View here.
ASA Cat 1 and 3 Registration form. View here.
Volunteer Application form. View here.
Social networking from Wavepower. View here.
ASA Facebook Athlete Guidance. View here.

Wavepower Policies

Wavepower 2020-2023 Swim England Child Safeguarding Polices and Procedures. View here

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