Child Safe

The Towy Salmon Swimming club for People with Disabilities is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for children and young people, to ensure that every child, young person and venerable adult who takes part in swim sessions, be able to participate in a fun and safe environment and be protected from neglect and physical, sexual and emotional abuse.


Anyone under the age of 18 years should be considered as a child for the purposes of this document.

The child's welfare is paramount.

Recognising that all children and people with disabilities have the right to freedom from abuse.

Ensuring that all our volunteers are carefully selected and endeavour to prevent the abuse of children or people with disabilities in their care.

All suspicious and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.

Appointing a Protection Officer for children and people with disabilities, who will take specific responsibility for implementing the safety guidelines and act as the main point of contact for carers, parents, children, people with disabilities and outside agencies.

Clubs and other organisations will be provided with the appropriate documentation and support to ensure they are able to implement the policy.

To ensure that adults working with children are also provided protection and are aware of the best practice so they can be protected from wrongful allegations.

Working in partnership with children and their parents/carers is essential for the protection of the child

In an effort to protect all club members, volunteers will undergo a C.R.B. (Criminal Record Bureau) enhanced police check.  This enhanced disclosure will be free of charge.