The Scottish Surfing Federation Safeguarding resources

Please refer to the following policies, procedures and guidance documents which have been compiled to on behalf of the SSF to safely manage safeguarding.

Registration process for volunteers coaches

Recruit and selection procedure

Equality and Diversity Policy

Anti bullying policy

Code of Conduct

Disciplinary procedure

Role descriptor

Surf safe

Procedure review of the management of concerns

Good practice guidelines

Induction process about child protection policies

Procedure for responding to concerns child

Procedure for responding to concerns staff volunteer

The Scottish Surfing Federation Code Of Conduct

The Scottish Surfing Federation recognises that all adults involved in the coaching or supervision of children have a duty to safeguard their welfare.

C2CThis duty extends to the prevention of physical, sexual or emotional abuse of any child and will be applied regardless of a child’s gender, race, religion, sexuality or disability.

All children have a right to be safe when they participate in sport and that those who organise or deliver sport to children have a duty to make sure children are safe and protected from harm – in and through sport.

Child protection in sport is not just about protecting children from others who may seek to harm them through sport. A trusted coach or leader may be the person a child chooses to tell about something that is happening at home or outside sport. In either case, we all have a responsibility to act on concerns.

It is a requirement for all SSF members to adhere to the code of conduct.

The Scottish Surfing Federation Child Protection Policy

youthsOrganisations that work with children and vulnerable adults have a duty of care to provide a ‘safe, effective and child friendly environment’. To this end the Scottish Surfing Federation has produced its new Policy relating to this matter. This policy has been produced following guidance from Children 1st. and can be accessed by following the link below:

SSF Child Protection Policy


The Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) approach supports children and young people so that they can grow up feeling loved, safe and respected and can realise their full potential. At home, in school or the wider community, every child and young person should be:

  • Safe
  • Healthy
  • Achieving
  • Nurtured
  • Active
  • Respected
  • Responsible
  • Included

These eight factors are often referred to by their initial letters – SHANARRI.

They are wellbeing indicators which help make it easier for children and families and the people working with them to discuss how a child or young person is doing at a point in time and if there is a need for support.

Each child is unique and there is no set level of wellbeing that children should achieve. Wellbeing is influenced by children’s individual experiences and changing needs as they grow.

A range of experiences can have negative effects on young people. This might be one of the 10 recognised Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) or other adversities such as bereavement or bullying, or where a family is affected by illness, disability or poverty. Each child should be helped to reach their full potential as an individual.

Junior Surfer pre-travel and authorisation form

The following form has also been prepared to support junior surfers attending trips either at home or abroad and a copy of all forms should be maintained by the lead adult supporting the trip.

SSF Young Surfers Trip Form

The Scottish Surfing Federation Child Protection Officer

Should you require further details around safeguarding please contact

What to do if you have a concern?

If a child or vulnerable adult is at immediate risk your first point of contact should either be the local police or local social services.

Police Scotland
Non Emergency Phone Number 101
Emergency Phone Number 999

The following website  allows for the postcode where the cp concern originates and it will give you the 24 hour social work contact number for the relevant local authority.

Also the ‘safeguarding in sport’ contact details are as follows Tel: 0141 419 1156 email: should you need to get in touch either for general safeguarding guidance or for help and guidance relating to a specific case or concern.