Wellbeing & Protection Policy: Children & Young people

Scottish Swimming is committed to ensuring every child and young person who takes part in the sports of swimming, diving, high diving, artistic swimming and water polo should be able to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment, which promotes inclusion and protects them from harm, poor practice, exploitation, bullying and abuse.

Scottish Swimming values a rights-based approach within our sport and our safeguarding policy takes into account the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014 and the principals of “Getting it Right for Every Child” (GIRFEC) and we recognise the general principals of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Staff and volunteers will work together to embrace difference and diversity, and respect the rights of children and young people.

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The Wellbeing & Protection Policy: Children & Young People covers the following: Policy statement, Definition of a “Child”, Roles and responsibilities in safeguarding, Protecting children from Wellbeing concerns/Poor practice/Abuse, Identifying Abuse, Responding to Concerns, Reporting the Concern, Recording Information, Procedure for managing cases of abuse and poor practice and Referral to Disclosure Scotland.

 

Safe Recruitment & PVG 

 

Appx 1  Club Wellbeing & Protection Officer Role Decriptor

Appx 2  Wellbeing & Protection Officer Recruitment Flow Chart

Appx 3  Safe Recruitment Process Flowchart

Appx 4  Safe Recruitment Process - Statement for Club

 

Best Practise Guidelines for Clubs & Individuals  

 

Appx 5  PVG sheme recruitment ( including flow chart ) and Referral for listing 

Appx 6  Club Policy Statement: Wellbeing & Protection: Children & Young people

Appx 7  Anti- Bullying Policy

Appx 8  Acceptable use of Mobile Phones Policy  

Appx 9  Codes of Conduct

             a.  Coaches 

             b.  Teachers

             c.  U18 Athletes

             d. Parents/Guardians

             e. Volunteers & Technical Officials

             f.  Spectators 

             g.  Team Managers

Appx 10  Adult to Child Ratio

Appx 11  Physical contact and First Aid 

Appx 12  Gudiance on Managing 1:1 Situations / Lone Working

Appx 13  Collection arrangements including late collections

Appx 14  Managing difficult behaviours: a guide for coaches, teachers & volunteers

Appx 15  Guidelines for transporting children

Appx 16  Overnight trips / accommodation

Appx 17  Guidance on digital Technologies, including Communicaiton, Socail Media,

                  Photos & Videos

Appx 18  Guidance on changing room management and chaperoning

Appx 19  Guidance on children attending centres unaccompanied 

Appx 20  Guidance on U18 volunteers

 

Guidance on Identifying, dealing with and reporting Abuse & Poor Practice 

  

Appx 21  Definitions of Poor Practice

Appx 22  Guidance on identifying the types of child abuse

Appx 23  Guidelines for Clubs dealing wtih Poor Practice - this can be found on the   

                   Complaints section of our website

Appx 24  Procedures of running an investigation and disciplinary panels - (adapting the 

                  process for U18 volunteers) 

Appx 25  Flow Chart for investigative process

Appx 26  Guidance on Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) & SHANARRI Wellbeing 

                   Indicators

Appx 27  List of relevant Legislation

 

Forms 

 

Appx 28  Wellbeing & Protection Officer Nomination Form

Appx 29  Self-Declaration Form

Appx 30  Activity, Transport Permission form 

Appx 31  Accident Report Form

Appx 32  Incident / Wellbeing / Child Protection Report Form