Strokes Swim School - Children's Swimming Lessons in Essex


We at Strokes Swim Schoolare committed to good practice which protects children from harm. Instructors and volunteers accept and recognise their responsibility to provide an environment which promotes the safety of the child at all times. To achieve this we will:

§  Develop an awareness of the issues which may lead to children being harmed.

§  Create an open environment by identifying a ‘Designated person’ to whom the children can turn to if they need to talk.

§  Adopt child centred and democratic coaching styles.

§  Adopt Safeguarding guidelines through codes of conduct for members and all adults working at the swim school. Adult workers include instructors, parents and volunteers.

§  Ensure careful recruitment, selection and management procedures. These procedures will include regular support & supervision is provided to instructors/volunteers.

§  Ensure complaints, grievance and disciplinary procedures are included in our constitution.

§  Share information about concerns with children and parents and others who need to know.

§  Provide information as required to the management committee.

§  Ensure good and safe working/playing practices

§  Be involved in training made available through the various agencies and strengthen links with these agencies.

§  Keep Safeguarding policies under regular review (every 3 years minimum).

§  Have procedures relating specifically to bullying

§  Photography: Once booked in to a course of lessons at Strokes Swim School you are giving permission for us to take photographs of swimmers for social media and advertising purposes general public, only swimmers who give written permission upon booking in can opt out. Parents/ DO NOT have permission to take photographs while their child is swimming, no photography on poolside unless it taken by Joni Lee or a member of the teaching team. Photography is NOT permitted at all in the changing areas.

Any question or concerns regarding child welfare please inform the Strokes Swim School Manager 07881 290073. Alternatively there is a dedicated helpline for anyone wishing to raise a safeguarding or welfare concern directly to the STA contact +44 (0)1922 748642 or [email protected]