Welfare Policy

Who is the ESSA

The English Schools’ Swimming Association (ESSA) is a registered charity for the advancement of physical education of school children through the medium of swimming, life-saving, diving, water polo and synchronised swimming. The ESSA comprises its council, divisions and county organisations.

ESSA Child Protection Policy

As an Association, we take our responsibilities for Child Welfare very seriously. The English Schools Swimming Association (ESSA) is committed to complying with the provisions of Swim England Child Safeguarding Wavepower . 
Click the link (HERE) to view Swim England new information on Swim England Safe Guarding procedures.

If as a swimmer you have any concerns about anything you see or hear, do not hesitate to raise it with your parent/guardian or officers, Team Managers or coaches of the Association.
Likewise, parents should feel free to discuss any concerns they have with either committee members or coaching staff as appropriate.

ESSA Welfare Officer

ESSA welfare officer can be contacted by email (click here).
Organisers of ESSA events will have phone contact details available on the day of the event.  

ESSA Codes of Practice


Changes to our Welfare Policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and any updates are made on this page. The last update was 13th February 2024.

How to contact us:

Initial contact on welfare related issues should be made to the welfare officer: welfare@essa-mail.uk

Alternative contact can be made to the ESSA Hon. General Secretary by email: secretary@essa-mail.uk