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SLSA Wales Lead Safeguarding Officer

Julie Wisden

Tel: 07853 000457


16+ DBS patrol members

It's great that our young members who have been with their clubs since they were Nippers are now paying it back and helping on patrols. 

All patrol members 16 and over are required to complete a DBS checked. Volunteer patrol lifeguards have a duty of care to the beach users, often in an isolated environment, and may need to administer first aid or supervise a lost child. 

Training Update 23/6/2020

All club Safeguarding Officers are being asked to enrol on the Safefguarding and Protecting Children course via UK Coaching if they have not completed this course within the last 3 years. There's been a great response and there is now a new award on the MIS to show when members have achieved this award.

If you are a coach, parent helper or club volunteer who has this certificate then please let your club Safeguarding Officer know so I can add your details to the MIS system.

The new virtual classrom Time to Listen course is being rolled out soon and this is specific for Safeguarding Officers. More info to come out soon. Again a new award has been set up to show SO's who have attended this award.

Support for Our Young Members - 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 that club members and members  volunteering in a regulated activity role are DBS checked and adhere to the safeguarding principles..

Here are your club Safeguarding Officers 

Aberavon - Liz Thomas

Aberporth - Lisa Pritchard

Aberystwyth - Jo Hollowood

Aberystwyth - Andrew Davies

Centurions - Richard Butler

Colwyn Bay - Nicola Curtis

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 - Rachel Evans

Tenby -  Tara Morgan

Vale - Alison Woolcock

Whitmore Bay - Zoe Phillips

 Key Safeguarding Documents Members should be aware of. Please see your Safeguarding Officer if you have not received and signed a copy

Coaches, Members & Volunteers Code of Conduct

Youth Code of Conduct

Parent Code of Conduct

Bullying Code of Conduct

Guidance on the Use of Social Media in Clubs

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 


All safeguarding appendices and the Child Protection 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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