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Member Welfare

 

Member Welfare

North Cronulla SLSC  is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people in Surf Life Saving. One way we do this is by ensuring that our members behave in a way which creates a safe, positive and inclusive environment. Surf Life Saving Australia Member Protection Policy and Codes of Conduct represent the minimum standards of member behaviour and must be complied with at all times.

Please review the SLSA Member Protection Policy so you understand your responsibilities within our organisation. 

SLSA General Code of Conduct

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others;
  • Be fair, considerate and honest in all dealings with others, and be a positive role model;
  • Make a commitment to providing quality service;
  • Be aware of, and maintain an uncompromising adhesion to SLSA’s standards, rules, regulations and policies;
  • Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially when dealing with persons under 18 years of age;
  • Contribute to the provision of a safe environment to the conduct of all activities within surf lifesaving.
Surf Life Saving Team Leaders, Team Managers, Age Managers, Coaches, Officials, Athletes, Administrators/Directors/Officers and Parents/Guardians are also bound by additional Codes of Conduct depending on their roles within the organisation.

North Cronulla SLSC Code of Conduct

All members over the age of 14 will be required to complete the North Cronulla Club Code of Conduct each year. Club Code of Coduct form here

SLSA Child Protection Policy

North Cronulla 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 our Member Protection Information Officer or read the Safeguarding Children Handbook and read and review the following SLSNSW Safeguarding Resources Toolkit

All 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)

North Cronulla SLSC 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. 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 updated 2019 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 

Apply for a NSW WWCC

Member Protection Information Officers (MPIO) 

Member Protection Information Officers (MPIO) play an important role in community and sporting organisations. They provide information and guidance on complaints procedures and are the first point of call in the club for any enquiries, concerns or complaints about harassment, abuse or other inappropriate behaviour. The MPIO provides information about possible ways to resolve the issue and offers moral support to the person who raises the concern or the person who is the subject of the alleged behaviour. The MPIO will treat all information as strictly confidential.

The Office of Sport is releasing a new series of videos that illustrate the important role MPIOs play in sporting clubs and associations across NSW. Our club has an MPIO in place and report monthly to our Board of Director (BOD) meeting.

Please review SLSNSW Member Protection Information Officer resources.

If you need to contact our MPIO please email in first instance to mpio@ncslsc.com.au and your request will be treated in strict confidence.