City of Liverpool Swimming Club & Liverpool City Council Swim Liverpool Training Scheme
We are delighted to publish our first Welfare page onto the new website. This is a hugely important aspect of the education, support and guidance role that we feel as the COLSC we should provide for all of our swimmers and members.
Pat O'Connor is our club welfare officer. She can be contacted via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
The detail below is clearly a supportive guide and we would recommend all of our swimmers are aware of the detail.
Swimline on 0808 100 4001 this is an ASA helpline number. You will need to provide them with a telephone number and time when a trained and experienced Safeguarding team member or Swimliner can call you back. Alternatively if you need to speak to someone immediately hold on the line after the message to be put through to the NSPCC helpline.
Kidscape on 08451 205 204 this is for young people who are being bullied. It is available Monday-Friday 10am-4pm or alternatively you can visit their web page on www.Kidscape.org.uk.
Childline on 0800 1111 for general advice or if you just need to talk calls are free and don't show up on the phone bill so are totally confidential. Their web page can be found at www.nspcc.og.uk
In an Emergency phone 999 to speak to the police or contact Children's Social Services via Careline on 0151 233 3700. If you live outside the Liverpool area you could get the details from a trusted adult, phone book or calling 118 118.
The above detail is aimed at offering options to all of our swimmers and members but in addition to direct conversations we have provided literature that may also be beneficial. Attached below is an electronic copy of Wavepower 2016-19: The ASA Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures Wavepower 2016–19 is the latest Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures publication which replaces all previous versions. It has been produced to assist in safeguarding and protecting children in our sport and must be adopted by all ASA affiliated clubs and organisations. Ensuring that children are safeguarded should be a key part of how our clubs and swim schools operate and helps to provide a safe, happy and fun environment in which children can learn to swim and develop their skills. The responsibility to safeguard children does not belong to any one person, but instead 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. This publication will be fully updated in 2020, but if any new guidance or policy changes are released prior to this, then pages will be updated or added to this section of the website.