Looking after our members

Monnow’s swimming club will ensure that:

  • The Welfare of the children and young people attending the club is paramount and will provide opportunities for them to take part in swimming safely.
  • Promote and respect the rights, wishes and feelings of the children and young people attending the club.
  • Ensure that all children and young people who are members of the club have the right to protection from abuse.
  •  Support its members, coaches and volunteers to follow best practice in relation to protecting children and young people and follow Swim Wales child protection procedures.
  • Ensure that all staff working in the club has a responsibility to report concerns to the child welfare officer.
  • We have safe recruitment practices for all coaches and volunteers including full and up to date Criminal Record Bureau checks.
  • All members will have child protection training and be vigilant to the signs of abuse.
  • All members adopt a safe caring approach.
  • All incidents are recorded and kept in an incident record book.

Good Practice means:

  • Always putting the welfare of each young person first.
  • Treating all children and young people equally with respect and dignity.
  • Maintaining a safe environment in which all children and young people can enjoy their swimming.
  • Keeping up to date with training and any changes to procedures.
  • Involving children and young people wherever appropriate in decisions.
  • Being an excellent role model.
  • Recognising the developmental needs and capacity of all young people attending the club.
  • Keeping a written record of all incidents.
  • Regularly reviewing and evaluating these child protection guidelines.

If you have any concerns you should contact a coach or the club’s Welfare Officer – Rhiannon Newland, welfare@monnowsc.co.uk

Useful Numbers, Information & contacts:

  1. Swim Wales 01792 513636 https://www.swimwales.org/key-documents
  2. Monmouthshire Social Services 01291 635669.
  3. Social Services out of hrs. Emergency duty team 0800 328 4432
  4. Childline 0800 1111
  5. Gwent Police 01633 838111
  6. NSPCC Child Protection in Sport 02920 9838085
  7. Swim line , 0808 100 4001
  8. UK Anti-doping Athlete Zone http://www.ukad.org.uk/athletes/100percentme