The role of our squad's welfare officer is essential as they provide the first point of contact for children, parents and adults within the club who have a safeguarding or welfare concern. Any immediate concerns for a member's safety or welfare should be flagged to a member of BMSS Executive committee or any of the coaches present so that it can be dealt with immediately.
Bolton Metro Swim Squad adheres to Swim England Wavepower 2020-2023 Child Safeguarding Regulations and the ASA Child Protection Policy. A child is defined as a person under the age of 18 (The Children Act 1989).
Should you have a concern or worry about any club member, whether it concerns child/adult welfare, poor practice, or potential or alleged abuse, then you MUST contact the club's welfare officer and report your concern.
Confidentiality is maintained, and information is only shared on a need-to-know basis.
Please contact Helen Cope Welfare Officer with any concerns.
You can also call Swimline on 0808 100 4001.
Or call the NSPCC Child Protection Helpline direct on 0808 800 5000. The helpline is open for 24 hours each day and calls are free of charge.