Coogee SLSC is committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of all its members, and is dedicated to providing a safe environment for those participating in Surf Life Saving activities and events. Coogee SLSC wants Surf Life Saving (SLS) to be fun, enjoyable and safe for all.
Surf lifesavers are nurtured in an environment that values safety, trust, respect, caring and responsibility.
This environment encourages acceptance, confidence and risk taking. For surf lifesavers to venture into challenging waters in times of distress, they need to have faith and trust in themselves and in the people around them.
The motivation for surf lifesavers to give freely of their time is to be found in SLS environments that value:
Safety and support
Caring and camaraderie
Trust and teamwork
Respect and responsibility.
As part of the Coogee SLSC community, each individual makes a commitment to actively encourage behaviours that promote a supportive and nurturing environment and contribute to our core purpose:
‘To save lives, create great Australians and build better communities’.
The SLSA Member Protection Policy aims to assist SLSA to uphold its core values and create a safe,
fair and inclusive environment for everyone associated with SLS.
It sets out SLS’ commitment to ensure that every person involved in SLS is treated with respect and dignity
and protected from discrimination, harassment and abuse.
It also seeks to ensure that everyone involved in SLS is aware of their legal and ethical rights and responsibilities,
as well as the standards of behaviour expected of them
For further information please read the SLSA Member Protection Policy below
SLSA Child Protection Policy
Coogee SLSC is 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 Coogee SLSC Member Protection, Welfare and Support Team or read the Safeguarding Children Handbook.
All Coogee 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 and to have a
NSW Govt Working with Children Check.
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.