Western Sydney Aquatics is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children, as well as all staff and visitors. We want all children and young people who participate in our programs to have a safe and happy experience. We support and respect our children, young people, staff, trainees and parents.
We strive to provide a safe environment for children. Safety measures are implemented to ensure the well-being of children participating in aquatic activities. These measures include trained swim teachers, age-appropriate swimming groups, designated change rooms, and adherence to safety guidelines and regulations. Students in our swimming classes are required to behave appropriately to respect class members, teachers and other visitors to the Centre. All visitors to Western Sydney Aquatics will be expected to adhere to the child protection policies and procedures. It is important for parents and guardians to be aware of the safety protocols in place and to actively supervise their children while they are in aquatic and school environments.
Privacy and Confidentiality
We operate within, strict privacy frameworks. In our complaint process, we will ensure privacy and confidentiality obligations are adhered to. Confidentiality is essential to a fair and effective reporting process; information regarding any complaints or concerns raised will only be given to relevant people or authorities involved in the complaints process.
We prioritise child protection in our recruitment process, so we can create a safe and secure environment for children, providing peace of mind to parents and guardians. All necessary identification checks are processed on all potential employees.
We provide comprehensive training on child protection, swim teachers can play a vital role in creating a safe and secure environment for children in aquatic settings. This training helps them recognise and respond to potential risks, maintain professional conduct, and contribute to the overall well-being of the children they teach.
Behaviours and Concerns
Child protection is a critical issue that involves safeguarding the well-being and safety of children from various forms of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Identifying concerning behaviours and signs is essential to prevent and address child protection issues.
If a child feels they are unfairly or inappropriately treated by a teacher, another child or a visitor they are to report these concerns to a staff member. Reporting these concerns can be made by seeing a senior staff member or sending an email to management about the concern.
Swimming Australia: Child Safeguarding Policy
Swimming National Integrity Framework