EWSC is affiliated to the Swim England and have therefore adopted and conform to the Wavepower 2020-2023 The SE Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. This policy has been produced by SE to assist clubs in safeguarding and protecting all children. 

EWSC operates to provide a safe, happy and fun environment in which all children can develop their water polo and swimming skills. The responsibility to safeguard does not belong to one person but to every person who plays a part in developing these activities.

The full wave power document can be viewed at:

Wavepower 2020-23 | Child safeguarding for Swim England clubs (swimming.org)

Members of the coaching team, team managers, committee and others within the club that have contact with children and vulnerable adults and could be seen as a trusted figure within the club will be required by the clubs welfare officer to undergo a DBS check.

If an incident, complaint or concern arises relating to the conduct of a child the club will form a panel of committee members who are not linked to the matter to investigate. The investigation will be documented and will consider the views of all involved. The club has been advised that this type of investigation must include the voice of children, who could provide information that is relevant; in such a case parents will be informed before any children are spoken to.  

The club has a junior representative who sits on the committee. Junior players are encouraged to contact their representatives if they would like any views of the junior members to be taken to the committee or they have any concerns they would like raised.


Our current club welfare officer is Brian Steer - Mob: 07568 485060

For any welfare enquiries, please contact via mobile number above or email us on [email protected]


For further Child Safe Guarding information and contact details see phone number and links below :-

Swimline – this is the Swim England/NSPCC Child Protection Helpline on 0808 100 4001

Swim England Child Safeguarding Contacts - www.swimming.org/swimengland/child-safeguarding-contacts/

Childline - www.childline.org.uk

NSPCC, The UK children's charity - www.nspcc.org.uk/