SLSGB has a moral and legal duty of care to safeguard all children and young people, involved in its activities, from harm.
All children have a right to protection and the needs of disabled children, adults and others who may be particularly vulnerable must be taken into account. SLSGB is committed to the safety and protection of all children involved in all its activities through adherence to safeguarding guidelines adopted by the organisation.
- The welfare of the child is paramount.
- Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility
- SLSGB will offer guidance and support for Club Safeguarding Officers, children, young people and parents involved in Surf Life Saving.
- SLSGB will work with clubs to create a safe and fun environment for children and young people
- SLSGB will ensure training is offered to all volunteers within our clubs and the safer recruitment guidance is followed#
What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding refers to the process of protecting children (and adults) to provide safe and effective care. This includes all procedures designed to prevent harm to a child.
What is child protection?
Child Protection is part of safeguarding process, protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes the child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.
The SLSGB Safeguarding Policy is available at any SLSGB affiliated clubs, the SLSGB office in Exeter and there will be a copy available at all SLSGB events. Alternatively you can view the policy here.