|Regrettably, child abuse is a fact within our society and in common with all swimming Clubs and associations affiliated to the Amateur Swimming Association, Central Lancashire S&WPA is required by A.S.A. Law to have a Child Protection Policy.
In compliance with this law, Central Lancashire S&WPA has adopted the 'Child Protection in Swimming - Procedures and Guidelines', produced by the A.S.A child protection working groups, in conjunction with the N.S.P.C.C.
|The aim of the Policy is to promote good practise:|
|1) Providing children and young people with appropriate safety and protection whilst in the care of swimming and allow all staff / volunteers to make informed and confident responses to specific Child Protection issues.|
|2) Central Lancashire S&WPA are confident that it provides an environment which is safe from child abuse, but it would be wrong to be complacent.|
|3) We owe a very high duty of care to our children and we intend to do everything possible to protect them.|
|4) Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional and neglect and may be a consequence of the action or in-action by, for example, a coach, team manager, committee member, helper or even another young swimmer. If you have a suspicion that a child is at risk, it is vital that you report the matter immediately to any Club officer, such as the Chairman, Secretary, coach or committee member.|
|5) Finally, if you have any questions or concerns about our Child Protection Policy, please do not hesitate to ask our Welfare Officer or secretary.|