ASA Code of Ethics
All individuals within the ASA aquatic disciplines will at all times:
Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person, be they adult or child, treating everyone equally within the context of the sport.
Respect the spirit of the sport adhering to the rules and laws in and out of the pool, incorporating the concept of friendship and respect for others.
Promote the positive aspects of the sport and never condone the use of inappropriate or abusive language, inappropriate relationships, bullying, harassment, discrimination or physical violence.
Accept responsibility for their own behaviour and encourage and guide all ASA members and parents of junior members to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and conduct.
Ensure all concerns of a child safeguarding nature are referred in accordance with Wavepower (ASA Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures).
Conduct themselves in a manner that takes all reasonable measures to protect their own safety and the safety of others.
Promote the reputation of the sport and never behave or encourage or condone others to behave in a manner that is liable to bring the sport into disrepute.
Adhere to Wavepower the ASA Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.
Adhere to the ASA Anti-Doping Rules.
Adhere to the ASA Equity Policy.
Adhere to the ASA Laws and Regulations.
Adhere to the ASA Codes of Conduct
Romiley Marina Swimming Club is committed to providing an environment in which all children and young people participating in its activities have a safe and positive experience.
In order to achieve this, RMSC agrees to:
- Adopt and implement the policies and procedures in Wavepower.
- Recognise that all children participating in RMSC (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have a right to enjoy their involvement in aquatics in a safe environment and be protected from harm.
- Ensure that all individuals who work with children in RMSC, whether paid or voluntary, provide a positive, safe and enjoyable experience for children.
- Appoint a welfare officer with the necessary skills and training as outlined by Swim England who will take the lead in dealing with all child safeguarding matters raised within the organisation.
- Ensure that the welfare officer’s name and contact details are known to all staff, members and parents of members.
- Ensure the welfare officer is available to discuss issues of concern on matters of safeguarding and deal with such concerns appropriately and in line with Wavepower.
- Ensure that all individuals who work with children in RMSC have undertaken the appropriate training, have had the relevant DBS checks, and adhere to the required practices for safeguarding as outlined in Wavepower.
- Ensure that all individuals who will be working or will work with children in RMSC have been recruited in accordance with the Swim England Safe Recruitment Policy.
- Ensure that all individuals who work with children in RMSC have the appropriate training, code of conduct and good practice to follow in line with the guidance in Wavepower.
- Provide all members of the organisation and parents of members with the opportunity to raise concerns in a safe and confidential manner if they have a concerns about a child’s welfare.
- Ensure that all child safeguarding matters, whether they be concerns about child welfare or protection, are dealt with appropriately in accordance with the guidance for reporting and action in Wavepower.
- Ensure that confidentiality is maintained appropriately and in line with the best interests of the child.
- Ensure all papers relating to child safeguarding matters are held in a safe and secure manner.