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The new ASA Code of Ethics

As part of achieving its NSPCC Advanced Standard in Child Safeguarding, the ASA has released an updated Code of Ethics. Read on to learn more.

As part of achieving the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit Advanced Standard in Child Safeguarding, the ASA has released a revised and shortened Code of Ethics. The new general Code is for:

Swimmers, Parents, Coaches and Teachers, and Committee members, officials and volunteers who work directly with children.

Code of Ethics

Terms of Reference

The content of this Code of Ethics applies to all those involved within the sport of Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Open Water Swimming and Synchronised Swimming...

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Social Media

Putteridge Swimming Club Social Media Guidelines

Use of the Putteridge Swimming Club Twitter account will be limited to club officials and its use will be governed by the following guidelines. These guidelines have been created using the ASA Wavepower “ Good Practice Guidelines on the use of Social Networking Sites by ASA Clubs and Club Members” document dated September 2012 which can be found here.

1. PSC members in a position of trust and/or responsibility should not be in contact with young people through social networking sites if they hold such a position in respect of that individual young person.


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Committee, Officials and Volunteers Code of Conduct

All committee members, officials and volunteers must:

  • At all times, adhere to Swim England’s Code of Ethics, Rules and Laws.
  • At all times, adhere to Wavepower.
  • At all times, adhere to Swim England’s Equality and Diversity Policy.
  • Adhere fully to the role and job description as outlined by the Club and never use that role to gain favour for yourself or any individual member.
  • Consistently display high standards of behaviour and appearance.
  • Treat all members with respect and dignity, value their worth and treat everyone equally, recognising their varying needs and abilities within the context of the sport.
  • Encourage and guide members to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
  • Continue to seek and maintain your own development in line with your role and complete a c...
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Parent’s Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Parents, 

Putteridge Swimming Club Parents. Guardians and Carers of Swimmers are expected to:

  1. I will complete and return the Medical Information Form as requested by PSC and provide details of any health conditions/concerns relevant to my child on the consent form. I will report any changes in the state of my child’s health to the coach prior to training sessions or events. I will ensure that the organisation has up-to-date contact details for me and for any alternative person(s) as required.
  2. I will deliver and collect my child punctually to and from training sessions/events. I will inform a member of the committee or coaching staff if there is an unavoidable problem...
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Member’s Code of Conduct

General behaviour

  1. I will treat all members of, and persons associated with, the ASA with due dignity and respect.
  2. I will treat everyone equally and never discriminate against another person associated with the ASA on any grounds including that of age, sexual orientation, gender, faith, ethnic origin or nationality.
  3. I understand that the use of inappropriate or abusive language, bullying, harassment, or physical violence will not be tolerated and could result in action being taken through the disciplinary or child welfare policies.
  4. I will display a high standard of behaviour at all times.
  5. I will always report any poor behaviour by others to an appropriate officer or member of staff.
  6. I will recognise and celebrate the good performance and success of fellow club and team members.
  7. I will resp...
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PSC Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct Agreement

Everyone associated with the Club from the Swimmers, Coaches, Officials and the Committee hope that all participants enjoy their time whilst a Member of Putteridge Swimming Club.  To help towards achieving our aim the Club requires all Members and Parents to sign up to and follow our code of conduct.  All members sign up to the Code of Conduct when completing membership.

The code of conduct covers four areas, first looking at the general conduct that applies to all members, then specific Codes of Conduct applicable to the role or task.

Where references are made to ASA material in the Code of Conduct, it also covers material as published by other sporting governing bodies to which Putteridge Swimming club is affiliated to, example British Triathlon & Pentathlon.

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