Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Statement on Safeguarding and Child Protection

BBC Scotland news articles and reports have highlighted the status of PVG checks across sports coaches in Scotland. Scottish Swimming figures show that there are a number of coaches who have not yet been progressed through the PVG system. Scottish Swimming is in touch with its member clubs to support them to progress any outstanding and new PVGs as a matter of urgency.

Scottish Swimming’s policy is that coaches without a PVG will be in supportive and supervised roles assisting and supporting a coach who is qualified and PVG checked. We would encourage any parents who have questions or concerns to contact your club Child Protection Officer in the first instance.

Scottish Swimming’s Child Protection policy can be found on the following link: http://www.scottishswimming.com/media/1914664/Child-Protection-Policy-2016.pdf