Child Safe Commitment Statement
Narrabeen Beach Surf Life Saving Club is committed to the safety and wellbeing of every child and young person who takes part in our activities, programs, events or services. We will work to create an environment in which children and young people are safe and feel safe at all times.
Narrabeen Beach SLSC recognises the importance of protecting young people under the age of 18 from abuse, harm and exploitation. It is everyone’s responsibility to treat children and young people respectfully and within the Child Protection Laws and the SLSA Child Safe Policy. The Child Safe Code of Conduct applies to all members and associated parties as outlined in the Child Safe Policy.
Resources, webinars and online training courses are available to all members, providing clear guidelines of appropriate behaviour when engaging with children and young people. All members are encouraged to complete the Child Safe Awareness online course found in the e-learning section of your members portal.
Working with Children Check
Members in Child related roles are required to provide a Working with Children Check to the club to be verified with the Office of Children’s Guardian. Failure to do so will result in suspension from any child related roles. Some exclusions apply. To check if you are required to have a WWCC, follow the WWCC Guidelines
Child Safe Reporting
Keeping children and young people safe relies on community members reporting their concerns.
All Narrabeen Beach SLSC members have a responsibility to speak up if they become aware of or observe something considered inappropriate. Please contact our club’s Member Protection Information Officer, <Insert email> and submit through the online reporting portal:
- Visit https://complaints.sls.com.au/ and click on ‘Make a Child Safe Report’
- Follow the question prompts, noting you may wish to remain anonymous
- Click submit once finished. Your report will then be sent to Surf Life Saving Australia‘s Legal Counsel and SLSNSW for investigation.
All reports submitted will be treated in confidence and with the utmost respect for all those involved.