Child Protection Policy

Solly Swim School Child Protection Policy

All sporting organisations, which make provision for children & young people, must ensure that:

  • The welfare of the child is paramount;
  • All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse;
  • All suspicions & allegations of abuse will be taken seriously & responded to swiftly & appropriately;
  • All involved have a responsibility to report concerns to the appropriate officer.

Policy Statement

Solly Swim School has a duty of care to safeguard all children involved in Solly Swim School from harm. All children have a right to protection, & the needs of disabled children & others who may be particularly vulnerable must be taken into account. Solly Swim School will ensure the safety & protection of all children involved in Solly Swim School through adherence to the Child Protection guidelines adopted.

A child is defined as a person under the age of 18 (The Children Act 1989).

The aim of Solly Swim School Child Protection Policy is to promote good practice:

  • Providing children & young people with appropriate safety & protection whilst in the care of the Swim School;
  • Allow all involved to make informed & confident responses to specific child protection issues