Key Contacts

Contact the Regional Welfare Officer, Ursula Beck.

Swim England National Safeguarding Team

Safeguarding@swimming.org / 01509 640 700 (Option 1 for Swim England and then Option 3 for Safeguarding)

  • Kevin Suckling, Head of Safeguarding and Welfare
  • Joanne Garey, National Safeguarding Officer
  • James Diamond, Safeguarding Case Manager
  • Jenni Dearman, National Child Safeguarding Manager

Swim England Key contacts – county welfare officers and appropriate emergency agencies.

Report a concern to the Swim England Safeguarding team.

Equality and Inclusion

Please send any queries relating to the inclusion of a child in any club, competition questions and any diversity questions including transgender

Wavepower 2020-23: Child safeguarding policy and procedures for clubs

To help clubs with child welfare Swim England have  produced their Wavepower publication. This is their child safeguarding policies and procedures publication.

Club Welfare Officer information and training.

Wavepower must be adopted by all Swim England affiliated clubs and organisations. 

The aim of Wavepower is to safeguard all children in line with current legislation, regulations and guidance and is for use within any Swim England affiliated organisation where children are present.

Wavepower consistently emphasises that the responsibility for child safeguarding in our sport belongs with all those involved in our sports and is not the sole responsibility of any one person at local, county or national level.

This document will be updated in 2023, but when updates or changes take place either in Swim England or through statute or governmental guidance these will be published on the website.

You can download the fully interactive Wavepower. It is in PDF format. Alternatively, you can read it online below. If it doesn’t load after a few seconds please refresh the page.