Liberty Swim School

Child Protection Policy

Liberty Swim School believes that the welfare of the child is paramount. The Swim School policy is to ensure that every child, regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or disability, has the right to be free from abuse. This abuse covers all aspects be it neglectful, sexual, emotional or physical in nature.

Liberty Swim School operates a no-bullying policy. This includes bullying by parents, or other children. Amongst other things, the policy aims to ensure that unrealistic expectations are not placed on any child.

Liberty Swim School will ensure all staff supervising or coaching children (and vulnerable adults) have already been Police Checked or provided a satisfactory CRB Disclosure, and are trained in order to recognise the symptoms of possible abuse.

Staff will investigate changes in children's behaviour and in accordance with the Children Act, and local authority guidelines, liaise with outside agencies if abuse of any kind is suspected. Atlantis Swimming School will welcome children who are on the Social Services 'at risk register' and provide support.

The company and its entire staff must take all reasonable steps to protect children from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment and will respect children's rights, wishes and feelings. We offer a coordinated approach to sessions and activities.
Any suspicions or allegations of abuse must be taken seriously and be responded to quickly and appropriately.

The club has fully incorporated the ASA guidelines on child protection into this policy. A copy of the ASA Procedures and Guidelines can be obtained from the Liberty Swim School Web Site or the club’s Welfare Officer / School Manager.

Information
If you have any question about the above, or indeed any issues in relation to child protection in swimming please contact the Welfare Officer / School Manager – Allyson Thomson – 07540 103319

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