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EASTER CLOSURE

There will be no training on Good Friday 30th March. Also squad training at St Joseph's school will not run during the easter holidays on Monday 2nd and 9th April

    Club Policies Code of Ethics

    ASA CODE OF ETHICS

    The content of this Code of Ethics applies to all those involved within the sport of

    Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Open Water Swimming and Synchronised Swimming.

    The Code of Ethics should be read in conjunction with the ASA Codes of Conduct

    contained in Wavepower (ASA Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures).

    ASA Code of Ethics

    All individuals within the ASA aquatic disciplines will at all times:

    • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person, be they adult or child, treating

    everyone equally within the context of the sport.

    • Respect the spirit of the sport adhering to the rules and laws in and out of the pool,

    incorporating the concept of friendship and respect for others.

    • Promote the positive aspects of the sport and never condone the use of

    inappropriate or abusive language, inappropriate relationships, bullying,

    harassment, discrimination or physical violence.

    • Accept responsibility for their own behaviour and encourage and guide all ASA

    members and parents of junior members to accept responsibility for their own

    behaviour and conduct.

    • Ensure all concerns of a child safeguarding nature are referred in accordance with

    conduct themselves in a manner that takes all reasonable measures to protect their own safety and the safety of others.

    • Promote the reputation of the sport and never behave or encourage or condone others to behave in a manner that is liable to bring the sport into disrepute.
    • Adhere to Wavepower the ASA Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.
    • Adhere to the ASA Anti-Doping Rules.
    • Adhere to the ASA Equity Policy.
    • Adhere to the ASA Laws and Regulations.
    • Adhere to the ASA Codes of Conduct.

    Wavepower (ASA Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures).

    ASA Child Safeguarding Policy Statement

    Woodside and Thornton Heath Swimming Club is committed to providing

    an environment in which all children and young people participating in its activities have a safe and

    positive experience.

    In order for Woodside and Thornton Heath Swimming Club to achieve this, the organisation agrees to:

    1. Adopt and implement the policies and procedures in Wavepower in full.
    2. Recognise that all children participating in the organisation

    (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have a right to enjoy

    their involvement in aquatics in a safe environment and be protected from harm.

    1. Ensure that all individuals who work with children in the

    organisation, whether paid or voluntary, provide a positive, safe and enjoyable experience

    for children.

    1. Appoint a welfare officer with the necessary skills and training as outlined by the ASA who will take the

    lead in dealing with all child safeguarding matters raised within the organisation.

    1. Ensure that the welfare officer’s name and contact details are known to all staff, members and

    parents of members.

    1. Ensure the welfare officer is available to discuss issues of concern on matters of safeguarding and deal

    with such concerns appropriately and in line with Wavepower.

    1. Ensure that all individuals who work with children in the

    organisation have undertaken the appropriate training, have had the relevant DBS checks, and adhere

    to the required practices for safeguarding children as outlined in Wavepower.

    1. Ensure that all individuals who will be working or will work with children in the

    organisation have been recruited in accordance with the ASA

    Safe Recruitment Policy.

    1. Ensure that all individuals who work with children in the organisation have the appropriate training,

    code of conduct and good practice to follow in line with the guidance in Wavepower.

    1. Provide all members of the organisation and parents of members with the opportunity to raise

    concerns in a safe and confidential manner if they have a concern about a child’s welfare.

    1. Ensure that all child safeguarding matters, whether they be concerns about child welfare or

    protection, are dealt with appropriately in accordance with the guidance for reporting and action

    in Wavepower.

    1. Ensure that confidentiality is maintained appropriately and in line with the best interests of the child.
    2. Ensure all papers relating to child safeguarding matters are held in a safe and secure manner. cure manner.

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