Hello and welcome to the Chapeltown Welfare team
Role of the Welfare Team
The team provides a first point of contact for children, parents/guardians and adults within the club who have a child safeguarding or welfare concern. In partnership with the club committee, the Welfare Officers ensure that the club is adopting and implementing child safeguarding policy and procedures, necessary to demonstrate our duty of care to children.
All the team have completed Swim England Welfare Officer training.
Please feel free to contact any member of the team with any concerns that you have. All concerns will be handled with confidentiality, dignity and respect.
Duties of the Welfare Officer.
Assist the club to put in place the ASA Wavepower policy and procedures.
Assist the club to put in place implementation plans for child protection. Be the first point of contact for club staff and volunteers, young people and parents for any issue concerning child welfare, poor practice or potential/alleged abuse. Ensure that all incidents are correctly reported and referred out in accordance with the Wavepower guidance guidelines. Ensure that all relevant club members, volunteers and staff have a CRB check and the opportunity to access appropriate child protection training. Ensure that ASA Wavepower procedures for recruitment of staff and volunteers are followed. Ensure all appropriate staff or volunteers have up to date criminal records disclosures/self-disclosures. Be aware of and have a note of contact details of the local Social Services, the Police and NGB ICPO. Ensure that codes of conduct are in place for club staff, volunteers, coaches, competitors and parents. Sit on the Club Management Committee to advise on child protection issues or be in attendance as necessary. Ensure confidentiality is maintained and information is only shared on a ‘’need to know’’ basis.
If a Welfare Officer is unavailable, the coaches have a list of the emergency contact numbers on the register.
As part of the welfare officer role, the team will be offering support and advice on monthly health topics. These will range from sleep advice, safe screen use, relaxation, periods, nutrition, mindfulness as an example. We are asking swimmers and parents/guardians for any other suggestions that they would want included in the monthly health topics, just drop us an email with your suggestions to email@example.com.
Many thanks Carrie, Corinne and Adam.