It has a very simple objective to reinforce surf lifesaving nippers as a safe and positive environment for children to learn and develop.
Surf Life Saving has developed a program called Nipper Safe, which is a program designed to protect the younger members of our organisation.
Nipper Safe is a joint initiative between the SA Police and SLSSA and it has gone about training some of our members in things such as:
Each club has had carefully selected members complete a mandated reporting training course, as well as a short training course developed by SA Police and Child Youth and Family Services specifically designed for SLSSA. These members are called Club Reporting Officers.
If you, as a parent, member, age group leader, have the slightest suspicion about any of the children you see at nippers, then you are encouraged to speak to one of our Club Reporting Officers.
These Glenelg SLSC Club Reporting Officers are:
You are encouraged to speak to any of these people if you have any concerns about child abuse of any form. The abuse could be:
All reports are STRICTLY Confidential.
The Management Committee of the Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club Inc encourages everyone to report any suspicion of child abuse either to the Child Abuse Report Line direct on 13 14 78 or to one of the Glenelg SLSC Club Reporting Officers.
Patrolling surf life savers are mandated by LAW to report, however, all other members of our club have a moral obligation to do the same.
A fantastic course/ information can be found at the links below - we encourage all parents to spend time reviewing the material.