Policies & Criterias

Surfing for Wales
Representing your country on the international stage has to be one of the greatest moments in a Welsh surfers life.

The following documents outline the criteria and processes used to select our teams:

Policy Requests

Below are a selection of policies. There are more policies available. WSF members can request a specific policy by emailing admin@wsf.wales


WSF Child Protection Policy

The WSF follows the guidelines laid down by the NSPCC

Child Protection in Sport Unit for Sport Wales

Please view here


DBS Checking

As part of our commitment to safeguarding in sport, the Welsh Surfing Federation uses the Welsh Sports Association (WSA) DBS Checking Service for Sport & Leisure. The service is run through its trading arm Vibrant Nation, and provides bilingual, online DBS checks (Disclosure and Barring Service, formally CRB).

The WSA is the only provider of a fully bilingual system and service in Wales, and even offer a free DBS bilingual helpline should you have any questions. WSA offer a range of ID verification options, including the Post Office. The system also utilises the DBS Update Service, allowing the WSF to fully enhance our safeguarding practices.

The system is entirely web-based and can be accessed from any location, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The system will also guide you through the process, ensuring that all correct information is provided thus reducing the likelihood of errors. Most applications are returned within 2 weeks, although many come back much quicker than this, some as quickly as 24 hours.

All individuals working with/having regular unsupervised contact with children should undertake an enhanced disclosure DBS check.

For more information on DBS checks, please contact the Welsh Sports Association via the e-mail address or Helpline service below:

admin@wsa.wales Tel 029 2033 4995

Alternatively contact our safeguarding lead via admin@wsf.wales


WSF Event Sanction Policy
Want to run an event in Wales?
Please read the policy here


Data protection

Privacy and Personal Data Protection Policy

Website Privacy Policy