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Child Welfare

Matthew HodgeSarah EdwardsThe Club is committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all our members.

The Club has a responsibility to adhere to the ASA guidelines on policy and procedure with regard to child welfare. Should you need to make a complaint or have any concerns with regards to the welfare of a child you must first contact the Club’s Child Welfare Officer who will be able to advise you on the most appropriate action to take. In the absence of the Child Welfare Officer you can contact the Chairman or any member of the Committee.

The club welfare officers are Matthew Hodge and Sarah Edwards.  If you wish to discuss a welfare issue they can be contacted at any time by emailing

Swimline 0808 100 4001

The ASA also operate Swimline in association with the NSPCC.

Swimline was launched over 10 years ago and is a confidential freephone number provided for everyone involved in aquatics, adults or children, who believe that the welfare of someone under the age of 18 is at risk.  This concern could be neglect, abuse, bullying, fear of someone or anything that is worrying you and you don't know who to discuss it with.


Dunmow Atlantis has adopted the ASA Wavepower policy.

Wavepower 2012/15 is the ASA Safeguarding Policy and Procedures manual. The theme of Wavepower 2012/15 is to safeguard children in line with current safeguarding legislation and guidance.

A copy of Wavepower can be read online here - A hardcopy is also available from Matt Hodge or Amanda Simmons.

There are specific sections in Wavepower for parents and swimmers:

Wavepower - Information and guidance for young people

Wavepower - Information and Guidance for Parents of members

The club welfare policies can be read here :
Anti bullying policy
Swimmers Code of conduct

Swim England East Region