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Safeguarding Children

WavePower 2016/19 is the ASA Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures manual and replaces all previous ASA Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures documents. Colchester Swimming Club has adopted and implemented Wavepower 2016/19.

Ensuring child safety is a key part of how our club operates. It helps to provide a safe, happy and fun environment where children can learn to swim and develop their skills.

The responsibility to safeguard children does not belong to any one person. Instead it belongs to everyone who plays a part in delivering our sporting activities.

Wavepower 2016/2019 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.

The Club Welfare Officers is Carlene Cornish and any member can contact her by clicking here.

All our Club members under 17 years of age should read the Wavepower documents below that explain the ASA Safeguarding principles.

ASA Safeguarding Form 2
Information and Contents
ASA Safeguarding Form 3
Introduction to Wavepower
ASA Safeguarding Form 3
ASA Safeguarding Form 3
Child Safeguarding Responsibilities


Parents and young people generally welcome opportunities to celebrate or publicise their involvement and achievements when taking part in sport by photographing children at events. Sports organisations may also want to promote their activities to encourage participation.

The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) does not advocate the banning of photography or the use of images and videos of children as Children may be identified, contacted and groomed.

The guidance found here will help you understand what is required to protect children and young people from the inappropriate use of their images in resources and media publications, on the internet and elsewhere.

Some of the information contained in the guidance are as follows:

  • What are the risks?
  • Sports Bodies’ use of photos and videos.
  • Photography by Parents and Spectators.
  • Mobile phones and cameras in changing rooms.
  • Additional Resources (Online and Mobile safety, Photography and sharing images, Sexting etc).


The ASA with the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) operates Swimline.

Swimline was launched over 10 year ago and is a confidential free-phone number provided for anyone 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 or fear of someone or anything that is worrying you and you don't know who to discuss it with.

Swimline Bubble - 0808 100 4001
Call Swimline on 0808 100 4001

ChildPower : Your Voice


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ChildPower is the place where you as a young swimmer can make your voice heard. You can talk about anything that matters to you: from the support you get from your coach, who you talk to when you're upset, and who helps you when swimming gets challenging or difficult

More information on WavePower can be found on the ASA website.

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