Police checks required for patrolling members

Patrolling members must obtain a police clearance as part of their proficiency – as required by SLSSA’s Safeguarding Children Training (which has replaced Nippersafe).

From July 2018, SLSSA will only accept DCSI clearances. 

Anyone over the age of 10 can apply for a clearance.  It may be a good thing to be able to add to your resume too, as any roles working with people under 18 or vulnerable adults (or if you have access to their data) require a DCSI clearance.


What you need to do

  1. Click on the link here to download the relevant forms.
  2. Complete the forms and then take them to a Police Station with 100 points of ID. (In the Volunteer Authority section, please tick the VOAN section and we will complete that bit.)
  3. Once the Police have signed off on it, please return it to the Club’s Junior Administration Officer, Francie Bourke (see contact details below). She will arrange for the Club President to sign the form and submit it on your behalf.
  4. The SAPOL certificate will be sent to your home address. When you receive it, please provide your certificate to Francie so the Club can sight it, copy it and return it to you, to keep for your own records. The SAPOL process is only complete when we have sighted the certificate.

Francie will then forward the details to State Centre so they can add the details to your membership on Surfguard.


If you need help or more information, please contact Francie.