Welfare and safeguarding within Trowbridge ASC is considered everyone's responsibility and as such our club aims to create the safest environment within which every swimmer has the opportunity to achieve their goals.
We will ensure that all members of the club are listened to and that appropriate action is taken. We endeavour to establish effective working relationships between parents, swimmers and colleagues. The overall aim is to resolve any issues and restore harmony within the club.
Trowbridge ASC welfare policies aim to ensure that:
All our swimmers are safe and protected from harm.
All swimmers feel safe and adopt safe and healthy practices.
Swimmers, staff, club officers, visitors, volunteers and parents are aware of the expected behaviours' and the club's legal responsibilities.
TASC Welfare Officer
My name is Jennie Jones and I am taking over as the new Welfare Officer for TASC from July 2023. My eldest son swims for the
club and I have been volunteering and supporting the club over the last few years.
The Welfare Officer role is essential in providing a first point of contact for children and adults within the club who have a child
safeguarding or welfare concern.
My background is in teaching and leadership within schools on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and safeguarding. I am
currently training to be an Educational Psychologist. I have a passion for listening to and valuing the individual voice of all
children, young people and their families.
In partnership with the club committee, the Welfare Officer ensures that the club is adopting and implementing the various
safeguarding activities, which are necessary for it to demonstrate its duty of care to children.
What do I do if I have a welfare or safeguarding concern?
For non-urgent concerns or queries, please contact me via email email@example.com (please note that these emails will be checked at least weekly) or using the TASC welfare contact form. For urgent concerns, please phone me on 07825 322062.
If I am not available, please contact the Wiltshire Council Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH Team) on 0300 4560108, 8.45am-5pm, Monday-Thursday and 8.45am-4pm Friday or Out of Hours 0300 456 0100. If there is immediate danger, phone the police or emergency services on 999.
You can also contact the Swim England and NSPCC Child Protection Helpline on 0808 100 4001. This phoneline is open 24 hours a day, every day.
If you would like to know more about safeguarding in Wiltshire, please visit the Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board website here.
For more information about Wavepower 2020-23: The Swim England Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, please visit their website here.