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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 on 0800 1111

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

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 - Marina Atherton

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.

Childline - 0800 1111

NSPCC - 0808 800 5000

NSPCC - Deaf Users Text Phone - 0800 056 0686

Samaritans - 0330 094 5717





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