Safeguarding

Mullion SLSC operate within the strict guidelines of the SLSGB policy and training standard. SLSGB state that all sessions must by led by a lifeguard and at least one Level 2 coach. Also that all coaches have undertaken safeguarding training, are DBS checked and have read and signed the safeguarding training policy. SLSGB also expect all Level 2 coaches and the safeguarding officers to attend the NSPCC Time to Listen course.

Safeguarding has a number of elements to it such as:

  • how we, as coaches behave with the children

  • the reporting process that must be followed should any child welfare concerns come to light

  • keeping a child safe from harm during a session

  • protecting them in transit (to and from a session)

  • ensuring they go home with an approved adult

  • that coaches are DBS checked

  • protecting vulnerable children and adults

  • offering equal opportunities

  • preventing compromising situations

  • child to adult ratio

This is to name but a few. For full details on our safeguarding policy please see our documents page and our beach safety page.