MEMBER WELFARE IS IMPORTANT

Swansea-Belmont Life Saving Club is committed to the protection, welfare and wellbeing of all its members and is dedicated to providing a safe, fun and enjoyable environment as outlined in the SLSA Member Protection Policy. We take an inclusive approach, ensuring all of our members are treated with respect and dignity and are protected from discrimination, harassment and abuse regardless of gender, age, ability or nationality.

Members are covered by Workers Compensation – SLSNSW for patrolling, club activities and competition.

SLSA CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

  • Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club is committed to providing a safe, supportive, enjoyable environment for children through the SLSA Safeguarding Children and Young People Program. The program recognises the importance of protecting young people under the age of 18 from abuse, harm and exploitation.  It is everyone’s responsibility to treat all children and young members respectfully, and within the child protection laws of Australia (free from any form of abuse).

Resources, webinars and online training courses are available to every club member to establish clear guidelines for appropriate behaviour when engaging with children and young people. To learn more about how you can protect our children and young members, please contact Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Savings Club’s Member Protection Officer Information Officers (MPIO) Stephen and Lisa Lincoln or read the Safeguarding Children Handbook.  

All Swansea-Belmont SLSC members who work with children and young people are required to complete the Surf Life Saving’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Awareness Course. To ensure you are recognised for completing the course, please login to the Members Portal first. Access to the course can be found in Memberships > Courses > Login to ELearning > Training Library >  SLS > Safety and Wellbeing (View Courses) > Safeguarding Children and Young People Awareness.

Play by the Rules also offers a free Child Protection online course that provides a certificate of completion. Belmont-Swansea SLSC encourages all members to complete this course.

NSW WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK (WWCC)

Belmont-Swansea Surf Life Saving Club has a strong interest in keeping children safe. As a club, we comply with the Child Protection legislation where all members in child-related roles are required to have a WWCC. For more information please read the Child Protection and the NSW Working With Children Check guidelines.

To apply for a WWCC please follow the process below and email your approved number to our Club’s MPIO.

Apply for a NSW WWCC

SLSA REPORTING GUIDELINES

All Swansea-Belmont SLSC members have a responsibility to speak up if they become aware of, or observe something considered inappropriate. Please contact Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Savings Club’s Member Protection Officer Information Officers (MPIO) Stephen and Lisa Lincoln or follow the guidelines below.

All reports submitted will be treated in confidence and with the utmost respect for all those involved.

Guide to Making a Report

Make a Child Protection Report