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Welfare and Conduct

The welfare of all children within the club is of prime importance to us all. There are codes of conduct laid down by the ASA which all clubs and their members are required to adhere to.
The club has its own Welfare Officer Deedee Pickering, who works in conjunction with Head Coach Nigel Carrucan and all other adults involved in the running of the club.
Where groups of children are involved, small differences can often be blown out of all proportion and as parents we should all be aware of this.

If your child complains to you about another child or parent:-
Do not approach the other child or the other parent directly, the club prefers that you follow a procedure which usually works well.
Any problems occurring at a club session should first be reported to one of the poolside coaches to try and resolve. The head coach will become involved with any issue that is not immediately settled.
Matters arising outside of club sessions, which may impact on the smooth running of the club, should be reported directly to the Head coach who will attempt to resolve the matter in an informal way with the parties involved.
Any matter which cannot be immediately resolved to everyone's satisfaction will be recorded on an official incident form which the Head Coach & the Welfare Officer will report to the Management committee. A decision on what further action is to be taken will then be made. This can include taking the matter through the ASA Code of Conduct procedure to instigate an official investigation.

This is an absolute last resort and we generally find that most problems are best resolved at a local level.

Please read the ASA code of conduct, Club Rules, Club codes of conduct & equity policy, all shown here.
Club Codes of conduct should then be signed by all members, for all disciplines, and parents and handed in with membership details when joining.
These following links state both the club's rules and policies as well as the ASA's.

ASA code of conduct procedure
Club Rules
Club Equity Policy
Swimmers Code of Conduct
Parents Code of Conduct
Coaches Code of Conduct
Committee members, officials and volunteers Code of Conduct
Statement regarding handling swimmers in the water.