Child Protection Policy


Carn Brea Helston Swimming Club believes that the welfare of the child is paramount. The club's policy is to ensure that every child, regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or disability, has the right to be free from abuse. This abuse covers all aspects be it neglectful, sexual, emotional or physical in nature.

Carn Brea Helston operates a no-bullying policy. This includes bullying by parents, coaches or other children. Amongst other things, the policy aims to ensure that unrealistic expectations are not placed on any child.

The aim of the club is to maximise the potential of all swimmers in accordance with their own wishes.

Carn Brea Helston has a named Welfare Officer, Zoe Hall. It also publishes the details of Swim Line and encourages any member who has a welfare concern, within a swimming context, to report it.

The club has fully incorporated the ASA guidelines on child protection into this policy. A copy of the ASA Procedures and Guidelines can be obtained from the website or the club's manager, Caroline Trestrail.

TV, video and close range photography

It is Carn Brea Helston swimming club's policy to follow ASA. guidelines in relation to the use of video, or close range photography. These guidelines are available on the website or from the club's manager, Caroline Trestrail.

From time to time your children may take part in events at which photographic, or video equipment is used. We would ask any parent who objects to the use of such equipment in the presence of their children to inform the Club Manager, Caroline Trestrail and/or committee, in writing of their views.

From time to time video equipment is used as a training aid. Again the Club Manager, Caroline Trestrail and/or committee will need to be informed of any objection to this.

If you have any questions about the above, or indeed any issues in relation to child protection in swimming please contact the club manager, Caroline Trestrail or the Welfare Officer, Zoe Hall.