Swim Wales has today launched MyVoice, a new system to report safeguarding concerns.

MyVoice allows anyone who has a safeguarding concern about someone else or themselves to report it quickly, easily, and anonymously if they wish, via an easily accessible link on the homepage of the Swim Wales website.

Swim Wales has implemented MyVoice in addition to our existing system MyConcern, which has been used since 2021 to ensure concerns raised with club Welfare Officers are recorded securely in line with Data Protection regulations, and managed and updated as an investigation takes place.

Swim Wales is committed to ensuring that everyone involved in Aquatics in Wales can enjoy their chosen discipline free from harm and in a positive environment. MyVoice will give everyone, everywhere a voice to raise their concerns securely.

Club members and supporters should direct all concerns through the club’s Welfare officer in the first instance.

Swim Wales Head of Governance Zita Cameron said: “One of the most important principles of safeguarding is that it is everyone’s responsibility. By implementing MyVoice, we are giving every member of our aquatics community another quick and easy way to report a safeguarding concern they have witnessed or experienced, in addition to reporting their concerns to Club Welfare Officers.

“In just one click, users are able to access a form that will allow them to provide details of their concern, which Swim Wales will investigate. Every child, young person and adult has the right to enjoy their chosen sport whether as a participant, employee or volunteer free from harm or abuse, and we are dedicated to ensuring all Aquatic settings in Wales are safe, welcoming and accessible.”

To guard against failures in reporting, MyVoice gives users the opportunities to report concerns anonymously. Every concern is dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

To view the new safeguarding reporting platform on our website, click here.

N.B If you make a disclosure, you must have a reasonable belief that the information you are disclosing is true and you must make the disclosure in good faith. If you or someone else is in immediate danger, please call 999.