Member Protection


Members are covered by SLSNSW Workers Compensation for patrolling, club activities, sanctioned training activities and competition.


Toowoon Bay SLSC has a strong interest in keeping children safe.  As a club, we comply with the Child Protection Legislation where all members in a child related role (not covered by the exemptions) are holders of a current WWC.  For more information please read the NSW Working with Children Guidelines.

To apply for a WWC please follow the process below and email your approved number to our Club Administration Support Officer at or our approved Member Protection Information Officers at –

Apply for NSW WWC number


A Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) provides information about the rights, responsibilities and options available to an individual making a complaint. To learn more about how you can protect the welfare and wellbeing of all our members, most importantly that of the children and young people of our club, please contact our Member Protection Information Officers (MPIO’s) at or read the Safeguarding Children and Young People Guideline

Would you like to become a Member Protection Information Officer?  Or would you like more information on becoming one?  Please visit the SLSNSW site Member Protection Information Officer for a helpful video and information on how to.


Online resources including webinars, training course information, guidelines are available to all members at .  This site provides guidelines for appropriate behavior when engaging with children and young people.  The online Safeguarding Children and Young People Awareness Course is available to all members and is recommended to be completed by all members, not only those who work with children.  To have this course recognised on your Surfguard awards listing, please complete the course via your members area then go to Elearning in the menu bar > log into Elearning > click on Training Library > click on “SLS – Safety and Wellbeing” view courses > enrol in “SLS Safeguarding Children and Young People Awareness Course.  Course will take approximately 45 mins to complete.

SLSA Reporting Guidelines

ALL members have a responsibility to speak up if they become aware of, or observe something considered inappropriate.  Our MPIO Officers Karen Hickmott, Ben Stadelmann and Nicole Locker can be contacted via email at or follow these guidelines below.  Please be assured that all reports submitted will be held in the strictest of confidence and treated with the utmost respect for all involved:

Guide on How to Report Your Concerns About Child Safety

Guide on How to Make a Child Related Report

Video guide on how to report –



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