Information for Surf Club Members
Constitution and By-Laws:
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Applications are invited from current financial patrolling members aged 14 – 25 years by the 1st of September 2016 (each year) interested in assistance through the Helen Westwood Chapman Memorial Scholarship Scheme.
U14 Racing Mal Scholarship:
The club owns four (4) Bravo Racing Mals which will be made available to U14 members on a selective basis in accordance with this policy. The objectives of this scholarship scheme are:
- To aid and assist valuable members of the club who have previously demonstrated enthusiasm and commitment to the club and to the surf life saving movement in general, and have shown promise and talent in lifesaving or competition;
- To facilitate opportunities for nipper members to transition to active membership and senior competition;
- To provide opportunities for junior members to improve board paddling skills through training in preparation for active membership;
- To improve retention of youth membership; and
- To encourage participation in surf sports representing Ballina SLSC.
Safeguarding Children and Young People
SLSA has a strong history in taking seriously the responsibilities of safeguarding children and young people.
BLLSLSC is committed to safeguarding children and young people, and our club with SLSA have written policies in place to protect children and young people from harm at all levels of our movement and encourage their positive development in inclusive and supportive environments.
The six key actions that BLLSLSC have implement to ensure "Safeguarding children and young people" are:
1) A written commitment in understanding the clubs and members responsibility to recognise a safe environment to all including children and young people. Refer to BLLSLSC Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy below.
2) All members are made aware of the General Code of Conduct and Code of Conduct for persons in Positions of Authority in dealing with Children or Young People. These two codes are included in SLSA Member Protection Policy 6.05 (below).
3) The Introduction of compulsory Working with Children Checks for those members working closely with children. BLLSLSC follows the “Safeguarding Children and Young People recruitment and screening guidelines found at https://sls.com.au/safeguarding/.
4) BLLSLSC regularly promotes SLSA “Safeguarding Children and Young People Program” throughout their club including having it as a standing item on the BLLSLSC Board of Director meetings once a month.
5) Appointment of a Member Protection and Information Officer (MPIO) tasked with reviewing risks, encouraging good communication and training requirements for safeguarding children and young people to all club members. The MPIO is also the first contact for the reporting of any Grievance or complaint. The MPIO position is promoted throughout the club via email, social media and newsletter so club members are aware of who to discus any concerns with to seek advice.
6) All members are encouraged to undertake the online “Safeguarding Children and Young People Awareness course online.
For further information please refer to:
BLLSLSC Grievance Policy
Nipper Parent Policy:
The purpose of the policy is to ensure that parents/carers/guardians are aware that as a voluntary organisation the Club requires assistance from parents/carers/guardians to make our nipper program an enjoyable experience. For this reason each nipper applying for membership with the Club includes an accompanying application for Club membership by a parent/carer/guardian, with the expectation that the parent/carer/guardian will assist in some capacity with the Club’s nipper program.
Clubhouse Access (FOB) Policy:
The purpose of the policy is to provide a framework for regulated member access to and within various sections of the surf club facility and storage building.
Board Hire Policy:
To ensure boards are kept up to date and minimise the financial liability of the club in respect to board purchases and repairs by leasing boards to members to cover these costs.
Representative Selection Policy:
To outline the conditions under which competitors are selected to represent the club in individual and team competitions.