The Swim England Wavepower child referral form
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What is this form for?

The form below must only be used to report a safeguarding concern to Swim England. A safeguarding concern could involve an allegation of abuse or being worried that a child may be at risk of harm, or may have been harmed.

If your concern relates to abuse of a child this would be investigated by the Safeguarding Team. If the report relates to a low-level concern, it may be that we use the report for recording/information purposes, or provide advice/support for the matter to be dealt with locally (i.e., at club, county or regional level).

What happens after the form is submitted?

Your concern will be sent directly to a secure system only accessible by the Swim England Safeguarding Team. Your concern will be managed by a trained safeguarding professional with experience in managing safeguarding cases in an empathetic and professional manner. We will aim to get back to you within 24 hours of your concern being reported within office hours (Monday – Friday 9-5). Outside of those hours we will usually respond on the next working day. Please provide your contact details so that we can obtain further information from you, if necessary.

Your concern will be treated in confidence and, whilst we have a duty to refer certain matters to the police or local authority, we will always try to do so with your consent. In some situations, we may ask you to complete a referral to the police or local authority.


Raising safeguarding concerns can be very difficult, distressing and stressful. We are here to support you and are keen to listen to any safeguarding concerns you may have. If you would like advice and support before contacting Swim England you can call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000, the police or your local authority. If you are a child or young person you can also contact Childline on 0800 1111.

If you have any problems completing the form or are unsure of whether to report something, you can contact us at [email protected].

Please note all fields marked with a * are mandatory. All other fields are optional.