Welcome to the training area of SLSA Wales SafeguardingFor all Coaches, Members & VolunteersUK Coaching have launched a free online course. This toolkit will equip coaches with the knowledge and skills to provide great coaching experiences, as well as support other coaches to begin to better look after themsleves.The 5 pillars of learning cover: Safeguarding - Diversity - Inclusion - Mental Health - Well-BeingComplete the five free Knowledge Checks to earn our Duty to Care Digital BadgeRegister here https://www.ukcoaching.org/duty-to-care to earn your digital badge and share your learning on the SLSA Wales Safeguarding Twitter page along with your clubs name hereSLSA Wales SG TwitterWelcome to the Safeguarding area of SLSA WalesEveryone 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..Support for Our Young Membershttp://www.nspcc.org.uk - 0808 800 5000 Deaf users text pone - 0800 056 0686http://www.childline.org.uk - 0800 1111 Keeping kids safe onlinehttps://www.net-aware.org.uk/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 24/7You 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 aloneIf you're worried a child may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety about coronavirus (COVID-19), we've got advice to help you support them.https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/childrens-mental-health/depression-anxiety-mental-health/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.
All safeguarding appendices and the Child Protection Policy can be found here.
Support for Members
If you are a member of an SLSA Wales club and have not signed the Codes of Conducts relevant to yourself see your club Safeguarding Officer or download and sign a copy and hand in to your club Safeguarding Officer. For ParentsParents Code of Conduct - to be kept on file by the clubHealth and Wellbeing form to completed on behalf of their child - to be kept on file by the clubPhotography and Recorded Images Consent Form – to be kept by the clubFor YouthYouth Code of Conduct – to be kept on file by the clubAnti-bullying policy – to be kept on file by the clubSocial Media Policy – to be kept on file by the clubFor all adult members, Coaches and VolunteersCode of Conduct – to be kept on file by the club with a copy being sent and kept on file by the Lead Safeguarding OfficerCoaches, Members and Volunteers Guidance and Expected Standards of the Use of Social Media
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 activityTypes of activity - teaching, training, instructing, caring for, supervision, providing advice / guidance on wellbeing, or transport specifically for chlldren (Excludes supervised volunteers)ORIn a limited number of specified places e.g. schools, children's homes and childcare premises. (Excludes supervised volunteers)Regularly
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
IN THE NEWS..
Facebook and Safeguarding
Surf Life Saving Association of Wales now has a Safeguarding page on Facebook. Please view and share with our volunteers....
Lansio CRONFA NEWYDD ar gyfer clybiau a sefydliadau cymunedol
Mae gan Chwaraeon Cymru grant Cynnydd newydd sy’n darparu cyllid o hyd at £50,000 i helpu i wneud clybiau a gweithgareddau’n gynaliad...
NEW FUND launched for community clubs and organisations
Sport Wales has a new Progress grant, providing funding of up to £50,000 to help make clubs and activities sustainable into the future.
Covid-19 awareness course
The Welsh Sports Association is running an online Covid-19 awareness course for the Sport and Recreation Sector, Please click here: shorturl.at/CHMTY...
Firebreak and 2021 Stillwaters update 22nd October 2020
Following the firebreak announcement from the first minister, all clubs must suspend activities for the duration of a fire break.