Stirling Swimming is committed to the belief that children and young people have much to gain from swimming. Their natural sense of fun and spontaneity can blossom in a positive sporting environment and swimming provides an excellent opportunity for children to learn new skills, to become more confident and to maximise their own unique potential. The club will, however, always place the needs of the child first and competition second. Within this context, the welfare of children is the responsibility of all involved in the club - officials, coaches, parents, friends and children themselves - particularly when it comes to protecting children from abuse. The underlying principles with respect to child protection exercised at the club are that:
All coaches and our adult helpers are members of the Scottish Amateur Swimming Association and the club is committed to following the current guidelines on child protection as set out by the Association. The club:
Further information is available from the Club Child Protection Officer, Jill Matthewson.
(Policy Statement issued by Management Group on behalf of Stirling Amateur Swimming Club, September 2007)