Welfare & Safeguarding
Your welfare officer is Mike Starkey.
1. Mike is a local family dentist and has been in practice for almost 30years
2. Enhanced DBS certificate
3. Level 3 safeguarding children certificate
4. UK coaching safeguarding and protecting children certificate
5. Safeguarding adults at risk certificate
6. Level 1 Synchronised Swimming Coach
7. Time To Listen, March 2019
Team Bath Synchro Club acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and Swim England’s requirements as prescribed in the WAVEPOWER document.
Your safety, welfare and wellbeing is important to us. If you have any concerns about your health or safety or that of someone you know, you can talk to any of our coaches or the club welfare officer or get in touch with any of the below.
We hope your time in swimming is happy, enjoyable and successful but if you do need to seek some advice the Swimline number is 0808 100 4001.
Swimline was launched for swimmers to raise concerns about themselves or other young people who they feel are not being treated properly by other club members, coaches or officers, who maybe feel bullied or made unhappy by the action of an adult or another young person. It is a freephone number that will not show on a phone bill.
When calling Swimline you will get through to an answerphone where you will be asked to leave a contact number which you can be called on that day or the following day by either the Swim England Child Safeguarding Team or a Swimliner. You will be called back, your concerns listened to, and they will discuss and agree a way forward with you. If you need to speak to someone immediately you can hold rather than leave a message and you will be put through to an NSPCC Childline counsellor.
Other helpful resources and advice lines include
www.nspcc.org.uk 0808 800 5000 Help for adults concerned about a child
www.kidscape.org.uk 0300 123 6600 Preventing bullying, protecting children
www.childline.org.uk 0800 1111 Help for children and young people
www.thecpsu.org.uk 0116 366 5590 Child Protection in Sport Unit