child welfare policy
Kells Swimming Club is fully committed to safeguarding the well being of all of its members.
Every individual in the Club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for their rights and responsibilities, for their safety and welfare and for those of others.
They should be aware of and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the Club and the guidelines contained in the “Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport” and the “Swim Ireland Guidelines for Safeguarding Children 2008” or most up to date equivalent.
To ensure that the best practice is followed by Kells Swimming Club we will work closely with Swim Ireland to promote best practice in our Club.
We will comply with the guidelines of the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport and the Swim Ireland Guidelines for Safeguarding Children 2008 as amended from time to time.
All Teachers and Coaches are trained to Swim Ireland standards and have undergone Garda vetting.
Club Children’s Officers
The Club has two Club Children’s Officers (CCOs). Their primary role is the welfare of the children in the Club.
They are available to any swimmer or parent who has concerns. They are there for you; to listen and to help with any problem, big or small, that you are uncomfortable with or that you think may be wrong.
They operate a strict code of confidentiality.
(Contact details may be found on the Club notice board and web site).