SLSA Wales Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 07853 000457
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.
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.
Coronavirus (COVID19) Advice for parents and carers
Support for Our Young Members
http://www.nspcc.org.uk - 0808 800 5000 Deaf users text pone - 0800 056 0686
http://www.childline.org.uk - 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
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.
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 - TBC
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 Codnduct
Youth Code of Conduct
Parent Code of Conduct
Bullying Code of Conduct
Guidance on the Use of Social Media in Clubs
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.
https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ Keeping kids safe online
Anyone applying for a DBS check through SLSA Wales will be required to complete an
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)
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
* 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
once a week or more
4 or more occasions in a period of 30 days
overnight between 2 - 6 am