MEMBER WELFARE IS IMPORTANT
Port Kembla Surf Life Saving Club is committed to the protection, welfare and wellbeing of all its members and is dedicated to providing a safe, fun and enjoyable environment as outlined in the SLSA Member Protection Policy. We take an inclusive approach, ensuring all of our members are treated with respect and dignity and are protected from discrimination, harassment and abuse regardless of gender, age, ability or nationality.
In case of injury, members are covered by Workers Compensation – SLSNSW for patrolling, club activities and competition. Please contact the club as soon as possible to report an injury - email admin@portkemblasurfclub
If any member is struggling and requires support, do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for confidential support or check out Members Welfare Guide.
Port Kembla Surf Life Saving Club is committed to providing a safe, supportive, enjoyable environment for all members through Member Safeguarding. The program recognises the importance of protecting all members of our club.
Resources, webinars and online training courses are available to every club member to establish clear guidelines for appropriate behaviour when engaging with children and young people. To learn more about how you can protect our children and young members, please contact Port Kembla Surf Life Saving Club’s Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) or read the SLSA Safeguarding Children Handbook.
All Port Kembla SLSC members who work with children and young people are required to complete the Surf Life Saving’s Child Safe Awareness Course. The course is available in SLSA elearning > Training Library > SLS > Safety and Wellbeing > SLS – Child Safe Awareness.
Play by the Rules also offers a free Child Protection online course that provides a certificate of completion.
NSW WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK (WWCC)
Good child safe policies and practices are the best way to reduce potential environmental risks and keep kids safer in our organisation. Since April 2016 all sporting organisations must comply with the Child Protection legislation.
Port Kembla Surf Life Saving Club has a strong interest in keeping children safe. As a club, we comply with the Child Protection legislation where all members in child-related roles are required to have a WWCC.
The WWCC is managed by the Office of the Children’s Guardian and involves a national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct. The result of a WWCC is either a clearance to work with children for five years, or a bar against working with children.
SLSA REPORTING GUIDELINES
All Port Kembla SLSC members have a responsibility to speak up if they become aware of, or observe something considered inappropriate. If you feel concerned about with any matter happening in the club, please contact Port Kembla Surf Life Saving Club’s Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO), any member of the committee, or report it through SLSA (See below).
Contact Port Kembla SLSC MPIO: email@example.com
Details of SLSA commitment to child protections and reporting are available here: https://sls.com.au/childsafe/
Child Safe matters and complains and grievances can be reported to SLS here: https://complaints.sls.com.au/