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Member protection is a term we use to describe the practices in place to protect our members from discrimination, harassment, abuse and other inappropriate behaviour.

The SLSA Member Protection Policy aims to assist SLSA to uphold its core values and create a safe, fair and inclusive environment for everyone associated with SLS. It sets out SLS’ commitment to ensure that every person involved in SLS is treated with respect and dignity and protected from discrimination, harassment and abuse. 

It also seeks to ensure that everyone involved in SLS is aware of their legal and ethical rights and responsibilities, as well as the standards of behaviour expected of them. For further information please read the SLSA Member Protection Policy.

Kiama SLSC maintains member protection arrangements including:

  • Member Protection roles – Member Protection Information Officer, Complaints Manager and Child Safe Coordinator
  • Processes to support Member Protection and promote a positive and safe environment in the Club
  • Communication of those processes to all members.

Code of Conduct

The Member Code of Conduct outlines the behaviour expected of, and by, Members and persons involved in, and interactions between, all such persons in the SLS community.

The Code should be followed at all times and by all Members and all people involved in any way with SLS.

The Member Code of Conduct detailed in the Member Protection Policy covers the following areas:

  • General Code of Conduct;
  • Sexual misconduct and relationships;
  • Use, possession or supply of alcohol or drugs;
  • Pregnancy;
  • Gender identity;
  • Smoke free environment;
  • Cyber Bullying; and
  • Social networking platforms.

Child Safe

Surf Life Saving (SLS) is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all Children & Young People (CYP) who are involved in SLS. SLSA Child Safe Commitment

Our policies and procedures seek to address risks to child safety and to establish child safe culture and practices in line with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations. SLSA Child Safe Policy

SLSA has developed a comprehensive suite of information and resources on which can be found on the SLSA Child Safe page.

Where members can get information

If you have a concern about inappropriate behaviour, including issues involving children and young people, please contact our Member Protection Information Officer


Kiama SLSC adheres to the SLSA Complaint Resolution Policy. This policy outlines clear steps for complainants, respondents and complaint handlers where complaints arise.

To make a complaint, please visit the SLSA Reporting page.