Surf Life Saving SA have requested that each club has a minimum of 2 Safeguarding Officers per club Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club takes the protection of our members very seriously and want to ensure that we have a range of people across all areas that our young people aged under 18 are involved in. The Safeguarding Officer Role replaces the Nipper Safe Officer Role taking into account that legislation covers everyone under the age of 18. Those in the Role will be identified to members on our website, have their photo up in the club so they can be identified by new members and will deal with complaints raised by members regarding any issues around safety of children as well as being involved in supporting development of policies to keep the children and young people safe.
Safeguarding Officers are required to be aged 18 or over and have or be willing to undertake:
- Department of Social Inclusion Children’s Clearance
- Responding to Abuse and Neglect Certificate or Child Safe Environments Course
- Surf Life Saving Safeguarding Children Training Program – Next Training offered on Wednesday 17 January 2018
Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club would like to have a male and female identified within the Juniors Training, Seniors Training, Patrols and within the Awards Training Team. At this time Jennie Charlton and Sean McKenzie have been identified as the Board of Management Safeguarding Officers at this stage and will support any members in undertaking this role. Please contact Jennie on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more about this role or would like to nominate yourself by Monday 15 January 2018 so we can book you into course.