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It is required that all coaches and volunteers (dependent on role) who have regular contact with swimmers, players and divers are required to attend a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop within three months of starting their role. A certificate from this course lasts for 3 years. As many of our volunteers use social media, the course organised by the region will also tackle issues that may arise from coaches, players, swimmers and divers, communicating via these platforms with each other and a wider audience.
This course is suitable for all clubs looking to complete their SwimMark accreditation. Clubs are required to submit a minimum of four safeguarding certificates from the ASA (Swim England) approved course list, to demonstrate they meet the element outcome. These certificates should represent the people who have the most regular contact with young people within the club – one of which requires to be from the welfare officer.
Swim England currently accepts face-to-face and online Safeguarding training delivered by UK Coaching.
Attendees must be a
Cost: £11 (non-refundable).
If for any reason the course has to be cancelled by the regional office then a refund or alternative course will be offered.