Child Protection

SLSA Child Protection Policy

Mona Vale SLSC are committed to providing a safe, supportive, enjoyable environment for children through the SLSA Safeguarding Children and Young People Program. The program recognises the importance of protecting young people under the age of 18 from abuse, harm and exploitation.

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 the Mona Vale SLSC Member Protection, Welfare and Support Team or read the Safeguarding Children Handbook.

All Mona Vale SLSC members who work with children and young people are required to complete the Surf Life Saving’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Awareness Course. To ensure you are recognised for completing the course, please login to the Members Portal first. Access to the course can be found in Memberships > Courses > Login to ELearning > Training Library >  SLS > Safety and Wellbeing (View Courses) > Safeguarding Children and Young People Awareness.

Play by the Rules also offer a free Child Protection online course that provides a certificate of completion.

NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC)

Mona Vale SLSC have 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. A WWCC is needed if you are a Committee Member (Senior or Nippers), trainer, coach, mentor, or help with Nippers and are not a parent. Nipper parents do not need a WWCC for working with Nippers. For more information please read the Child Protection and the NSW Working With Children Check guidelines.

To apply for a WWCC please follow the process below and email your approved number to Admin.

SLSA Reporting Guidelines

All Mona Vale SLSC members have a responsibility to speak up if they become aware of, or observe something considered inappropriate. Please contact a member of the Mona Vale SLSC Member Protection, Welfare and Support Team or follow the guidelines below.

All reports submitted will be treated in confidence and with the utmost respect for all those involved.

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