Child Safeguarding: Wavepower 2020–23

Wavepower 2020–23 is the latest Swim England Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures publication which replaces all previous versions.

It has been produced to assist in safeguarding and protecting children in our sport and must be adopted by all Swim England affiliated clubs and organisations.

Ensuring that children are safeguarded should be a key part of how our clubs and swim schools operate and helps to provide a safe, happy and fun environment in which children can learn to swim and develop their skills.

The responsibility to safeguard children does not belong to any one person, but instead belongs to everyone who plays a part in delivering our sporting activities. Wavepower is intended for anyone involved in these activities and offers practical guidance and information on mandatory requirements and good practice.

To view the full Wavepower document click here.

To view the sport specific Child Safeguarding Policies:




Further Reading

We have also provided a number of links to external resources, which you may find useful during this uncertain time:

The Mental Health Foundation is part of the national mental health response providing support to address the mental health and psychosocial aspects of the Coronavirus outbreak, alongside colleagues at Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care.

Young Minds , Mind and Childline have all provide advice and resources, which you may also find useful.

Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency's CEOP Command (Child Exploitation and Online Protection). The link below is providing information for parents about keeping their children safe online during these testing times and specifically to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Notably they are providing 15 minute activity packs, which are updated every two weeks for parents and children to utilise.