Code of Conduct, Member Protection and Complaints Handling at Long Reef SLSC
In relation to issues relating to member protection, child protection, member code of conduct and complaints handling, Long Reef SLSC is governed by the current policies and procedures of our national governing body Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA).
To access the SLSA Member Protection Policy (Version 6.05), please click here.
Working With Children Check (WWCC)
Long Reef SLSC takes Member Protection very seriously, and requests that all its Registered Members and participants who fall into any of the following groups provide a current Working with Children Check Number to be recorded and verified, to the MPIO@longreef.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. All active patrolling members over the age of 18yo.
2. All water safety personnel who assist where Under 18’s are participating, including after-hours and off-season training of members.
3. All age group managers and key helpers at Nippers and Cadets regardless of their child also participating or not.
4. Coaches, sweeps, training buddies, Education Trainers and Assessors 18y+.
5. Shore School Masters, trainers and key helpers 18y+.
Apply for a WWCC now by clicking here
1. Click Here For Working with Children Check Requirements
2. Click Here For Working with Children Check FAQ
Member Protection Information Officers (MPIO)
Long Reef SLSC has two MPIOs (one male and one female) to provide information and advice to all Club members about the rights, responsibilities and options available to members concerning member protection, child protection, member club code of conduct and complaints handling.
Our Club’s current MPIOs can be contacted at: MPIO@longreef.com.
Child Safe Coordinator
The Child Safe Coordinator role is dedicated to improving the safety of children and young people in Surf Life Saving by sharing and actioning child safe information distributed by SLSNSW at a club/branch level. This role is currently filled by Long Reef’s Deputy President (DP), Nina Kovach. She has been working in a Children’s services environment for 10 years. Nina is qualified in Child Protection, has completed SLS Child Safe Awareness training and has also completed the SLS Child Safe workshop in Oct 2022. If you’d like to contact Nina, she is available at email@example.com.
To access our club’s Child Safe Commitment Statement, please click here.
Mental Health & Wellbeing Officer
As part of SLSNSW’s commitment to positive mental health, a new Mental Health & Wellbeing Champions program was created. All NSW surf lifesaving clubs were approached to put forward suitable candidates, who following a qualifying interview, were then trained on-line and during face-to-face workshops. As a result, Patrick Dagassan, who also holds the role of Marketing and Member Engagement on the Management Committee, is now our club’s Mental Health & Wellbeing Officer. His role is to advocate and promote a positive mental health environment, initiate, establish and maintain positive relationships with members and respond to disclosures of mental health concerns, connecting members with support. To contact Patrick, please drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seeking a Compliance Officer
The Compliance Officer is a brand-new role in Longy’s Management Committee & Officers (MC&O) team, aimed at keeping track of all the policies and processes our club needs to comply with in line with SLSNSW guidelines, such as Working With Children Checks (WWCC), etc. If you are interested in this role, please send a brief note to email@example.com.