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For Coaches and Members Using Zoom

A 'zoombombing' incdent this week saw 60 children taking part in an online fitness class exposed to footage of child sex abuse. The NSPCC has said that a worrying pattern of public meetings held on the online platform are  being targeted by criminals sharing illegal and disturbing material, wth law enforcement investigating a number of reports.

The NSPCC and O2 have published safety advice about Zoom on the Net Aware site.

This includes:

  • Supervising your child whenever they are using Zoom.
  • Ensure meetings are password protected. This will be compulsory from Saturday  9th May.
  • If you're hosting a public meeting ensure only you can share your screen by turning on the function when setting the call.
  • Ensure the waiting room feature is on at all times and only let in people you know.
  • Do not share meeting details or passwords publicly or on social media, including in 'closed groups', and only share wth people you know and trust
  • Familiarise yourself with the security icon in the menu bar so you know how to lock the meeting, use the waiting room  and remove participants.
Coronavirus (COVID19) Advice for parents and cares - 0808 800 5000              Deaf users text pone - 0800 056 0686 - 0800 1111

If  you are one of our young members who feel you need to talk to someone outside of your club, organisation or family, then Childline are available 24/7

You can contact them about anything. Whatever your worry is. It's better out than in.

They are there to support you, listen to you and help you find ways to cope.

You are never alone


Welcome to the Safeguarding area of SLSA Wales.

Everyone who participates within Surf Life Saving Association of Wales (SLSAW) is entitled to do so in an enjoyable and safe environment. SLSAW and member clubs have a moral and legal obligation to ensure that, when given responsibility for children, coaches, members and volunteers provide them with the highest possible standard of care.

Each club should have a Safeguarding Officer (SO) and these should be your first point of contact should you have any concerns about the welfare of a child. The SO is a key part of any clubs personnel, they ensure that safeguarding policies and procedures are followed and club members volunteering in a regulated activity role are DBS checked.

Here are your club Safeguarding Officers 

Aberavon - Liz Thomas

Aberporth - Lisa Pritchard

Aberystwyth - Jo Hollowood

Aberystwyth - Andrew Davies

Centurions - Richard Butler

Cold Knapp - Kate Glover

Kenfig Sands - Lyle Bluck

Langland Bay - TBC

Llanelli - Rachel Lewis

Llantwit Major - Wendy Olsen

Mumbles - Bethan Wall

Newgale - Stuart Penfold

Newport - Lynsey Ponsonby-Lewes

Pen y Bont - Natalie Bunston

Poppit Sands - Delyth Clegg

Porthcawl - Katarina Thomas

Porthmawr - Dave Walters

Rest Bay - Lesley Page

Rhoose - Sarah Braddon

Rhosneigr - Lindsey Abbott

Sker & Pink Bay - Jayne Hopkins

Southerndown - Rhian Jones

Tenby -  Tara Morgan

Vale - Alison Woolcock

Whitmore Bay - Zoe Phillips

SLSA Wales Lead Safeguarding Officer

Julie Wisden

Tel: 07853 000457


Safeguarding Documents

SLSA Wales Safeguarding Policy

SLSA Wales Coaches, Members and Volunteers Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Parents


Code of Conduct for Youth 


Anti Bullying Policy 




Reporting Forms


If you have a safeguarding concern please speak to your club Safeguarding Officer in the first instance or complete one of the following forms and either give it to your club Safeguarding Officer or send it to the Lead Safeguarding Officer on the email  address above.


Bullying Incident Report Form 


Incident Report Form 


Other appendices to this safeguarding policy can be found here.  Keeping kids safe online

Anyone applying for a DBS check through SLSA Wales will be required to complete an

  • Appendix 19 - DBS application form
  • Appendix 1 - Coaches , Members and Volunteers Code of Conduct 
  • Appendix 18, Consent to Annual Check form.
  • Confirm they are in regulated activity as below
  • Agree to be registered with the Update Service where annual status checks can be completed by the Lead Safeguarding Officer
  • Agree to attend a Safeguarding and Protecting Children course (where applicable) to be renewed every three years
Definition of regulated activity

Types of activity - teaching, training, instructing, caring for, supervision, providing advice / guidance on wellbeing, or transport specifically for chlldren (Excludes supervised volunteers)


In a limited number of specified places e.g. schools, children's homes and childcare premises. (Excludes supervised volunteers)


  • once a week or more
  • 4 or more occasions in a period of 30 days
  • overnight between 2 - 6 am
* Such day to day supervision as is reasonable in all the circumstances for the purpose of protecting any children concerned  - sector specific  guidance on supervision








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