How can I raise a child safeguarding concern?

If you have a concern about the welfare of any child or the behaviour of an adult towards any child you should, without delay, contact:

  • A club welfare officer. 

Aaron Jolley 

Email - [email protected]

Mobile - 07469257624

  • Your county or regional welfare officer (bottom of page)

  • Swim England National Child Safeguarding Team:

Kevin Suckling  Head of Safeguarding and Welfare

James Diamond  National Safeguarding Manager

Charlotte Colson-Hammond  National Safeguarding Officer

Stephen Hinds National Safeguarding Case Manager

Lisa Buxton  Safeguarding Case Officer

Amanda Drake  Safeguarding Case Officer

Tansy Nottage  National Safeguarding Administrator

Lucy Doyle  National Welfare Officer

Rebecca Wood Talent & Event Welfare Officer

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01509 640 700 (Option 1 for Swim England and then Option 3 for Safeguarding)

In an emergency

If you believe a child or adult has been harmed or may be at immediate risk of harm, and you are unable to contact your welfare officer or the Swim England safeguarding team please make immediate contact with an appropriate agency, such as:

  • The Police

  • Children’s Services

  • Local Authority Adult Safeguarding Team

  • Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

  • Local Authority Designated officer (LADO)

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline

Take the name and contact details of the person you have spoken to, plus the incident / referral reference number (if applicable) so you have a record of the advice they give.

Then report this to the club welfare officer and the Swim England safeguarding team the next working day.


County and Regional Welfare Officers

  • Essex county welfare officer

Cheryl Ellis

Email – [email protected]

  • Regional welfare officer

Fran Vesztrocy

Email – [email protected]

Other Contacts
Local Authority Designated Officer(LADO) – 03330 139 797
Children’s Social Care – 0345 606 1212
NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit – 0116 366 5626 – Email [email protected]
NSPCC Helpline – 0808 800 5000
Childline – 0800 1111
Youngminds – 0808 802 5544
Mind – 0300 123 3393
Samaritans – 116 123

Useful links

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