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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 Swim England 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 welfare@dunmowatlantis.co.uk


Swimline 0808 100 4001

Swim England 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.

Wavepower

Dunmow Atlantis has adopted the Swim England Wavepower policy.

Wavepower 2020-23 is the new Swim England Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures manual which replaces all previous versions. Swim England has produced this document to assist in safeguarding and protecting all children in our sports. Wavepower must be adopted by all Swim England affiliated clubs and organisations.

A copy of Wavepower can be read online here - http://www.swimming.org/swimengland/wavepower-child-safeguarding-for-clubs/. A hardcopy is also available from Matt Hodge or Amanda Simmons.

The Swim England Safeguarding contacts can be found at https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/child-safeguarding-contacts/ http://www.swimming.org/swimengland/child-contacts/.

The club welfare policies can be read here :

Anti bullying policy
Swimmers Code of conduct

Swim England East Region