SLSA Wales Safeguarding Policy 2024

SLSA Wales Safeguarding Mission Statement

Safeguarding Policy Statement

Membership Statement

 Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Safeguarding Governance


We all play a role in ensuring that participating in surf lifesaving is a positive and safe experience for everyone. Everyone who works or volunteers with children and young people  has a responsibility to keep them safe.

This includes any concerns about the welfare of children either within surf life saving or outside of surf lifesaving and any concern over anyone’s behaviour related to the welfare of children including those away from the sport that involves member organisations and/or participants.

What is safeguarding?

A safeguarding issue or concern is anything that might impact on childrenor a young persons safety and welfare, cause them harm, or put them at risk of harm. Sometimes children and young people  might tell someone about (or disclose) abuse or neglect. You might also notice signs of abuse or see something that worries you. The number one priority is the well-being and protection of the child or young person.

However, it is not up to you to decide whether a child, young person is at risk or has been abused, but to report concerns appropriately.

Who needs safeguarding?

Safeguarding applies to everyone, and it is each person’s responsibility to make sure that the most vulnerable people within our society are protected from harm.

Children and young people may require more safeguarding support and consideration. 

If you think a child or young person is in immediate danger, contact the police on 999. If you’re worried about a child but they are not in immediate danger, you should share your concerns.

Please report any concerns on the following form and send it to your club Safeguarding Officer or

WhatsApp Terms of Reference for Clubs, Teams and Team Managers

WhatsApp policy for Clubs, Teams and Team Managers

If a Child Is In Immediate Danger , Call 999

NSPCC - 0808 800 5000

Local Authority safeguarding BoardsHeading 2

Child Exploitation Online Unit

ChildLine - 0800 1111

Child Protection in Sport Unit

Family Lives 

Online Wellbeing

MIND 11 to 18

Young People & Self Harm

Supporting a Child With Depression and Anxiety

Kidscape - 020 77303300

Key Codes Of Conduct For Members, Volunteers,
Parents and Officials

Appendix 1 - SLSA Wales Code of Conduct

Appendix 2 - Parent / Guardian Code of Conduct

Appendix 3 - Youth Code of Conduct

Appendix 4 - Officials Code of Conduct

Appendix 5 - Anti Bullying Policy

SLSA Wales Event Safeguarding and Information

pdf document

Super 6 - June 15th 2024

pdf document

Nipper / Junior Camp Safeguarding Plan

pdf document

Welsh Beach Championships Safeguarding -
Currently Being Updated

pdf document

Welsh Stillwater Championships Safeguarding Plan

pdf document

Mike Childs Mini Leagues Safeguarding Plan TBC

pdf document

Club Carnivals - Nipper and Youth
Currently Being Updated

 Incidents That Need Action or Reporting

Appendix 6 - Bullying Incident Report Form

Appendix 7 - Reporting Concerns Flowchart

Appendix 8 - Missing Children Flowchart

Appendix 9 - Incident Report Form

Appendix 10 - Accident Report Form

Appendix 11 - Lost / Found Child Form

Online Safety and Social Media

Appendix 12 - Social Media Code of Conduct

Appendix 13a - Photography & Media Consent Form

Appendix 13 - Acceptable Use of Social Media

Online Safety - Resources For Parents

Specific Safeguarding Support 

Appendix 14 - Mental Health & Wellbeing

Supporting a Child With Depression and Or Anxiety

Appendix 15 -  Child Friendly Safeguarding Policy

Addressing Self Harming Behaviour

Safeguarding LGBTQ+ Young People in Sport

Information Sheet About Eating Disorders

Coaching People With ADHD

Coaching Members With Autism

Digital Online Safety For Children -  For Those With Club Social Media Responsibility

Embracing Diversity: LGBTQ+ Inclusive Coaching

Away Team Event Resources

Appendix 20 - Parent / Guardian Consent Form For Away Events

Appendix 21 - Athletes Code of Conduct

Appendix 22 -Team Managers Away Event Checklist Support

SLSA Wales Club Safeguarding Officers

What Is  Bullying?

How to Address and Report Bullying

Banter V Bullying in Sport Webinar

Anti Bullying Activities For Clubs

 Bullying Incident Report Form

Click Here For Support

Free CPD Online Training -

Anti Bullying Training






Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Information 

All members who are involved in regulated activity with our under 18 year old members are required to have a DBS check. You must be a live member of your club with a membership number. DBS checked members will also be required to give their permission for registration with the Update Service where annual DBS status checks can be completed. You may also be required to attend safeguarding training should your role require it. Please see your Club Safeguarding Officer for more information.

Appendix 24 - SLSA Wales DBS Application Form - For Live Members of SLSA Wales Only

Appendix 24a - Request to Use Non SLSA Wales DBS Certificate

Appendix 25 - Acceptable Identification Documents

Appendix 26 - DBS and Update Service Flowchart 

Appendix 27 - Does My Role require a DBS Check?

DBS Update Service

Safeguarding Roles and Responsibilities

Appendix 29 - Role of the Club Safeguarding Officer

Appendix 30 - Role of the Lead / Deputy Safeguarding Officer

Safeguarding Training Information

Safeguarding and Protecting Children - Online Classroom

Safeguarding and Protecting Children 16 - 18                                                                 

Safeguarding and Protecting Children Refresher                                                         

Safeguarding Officer Training - Time to Listen                                                            

SPC Course Registration Guide

Mental Health Awareness for Sport 

SPC Renewal + One Topical Module

SPC 16 - 18 Course Registration Guide

Mental Health & Wellbeing - Have a Conversation

Time to Listen Course Registration Guide

Inclusive Activity Programme eLearning

Useful Telephone Numbers

pdf document

Appendix 32 - Useful Telephone Numbers / e-mails


pdf document

Appendix 33 - Whistleblowing Policy