Water Safety Wales - About Us
Water Safety Wales was established in 2017 as the All Wales Water Safety Forum by a group of organisations working on water safety and drowning prevention in Wales. In 2018 the group was renamed Water Safety Wales.
The group brings together organisations in Wales with an interest in water safety and downing prevention. It aims to:
Promote a consistent and common approach to water safety
Promote drowning prevention and water safety education and awareness to the communities its members serve
Work in a collaborative multi-agency approach to identify and target harden areas of risk
Develop and implement a drowning prevention strategy for Wales
In December 2020 Water Safety Wales published Wales’ first drowning prevention strategy.
Water Safety Wales has 24 member organisations at the time of writing.
The Steering Group currently comprising Chair Chris Cousens from the RNLI and two Vice Chairs from Royal Lifesaving Society and Maritime and Coastguard Agency, oversees and provides direction to the Water Safety Wales.
The Steering Group also provides oversight and direction to subgroups formed to focus on a specific area or take forward specific projects or objectives. Three current Water Safety Wales subgroups are focused on education, media and communications and suicide and self-harm prevention.
Water Safety Wales is affiliated to the National Water Safety Forum and Water Safety Scotland.
|Adventure Smart Wales|
|Canal & River Trust|
|Dwr Cymru – Welsh Water|
|Dyfed Powys Police|
|Keep Wales Tidy|
|Maritime and Coastguard Agency|
|Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service|
|Mineral Products Association|
|National Advisory Group to Welsh Government on Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention|
|National Resources Wales|
|National Union of Students|
|National Water Safety Forum|
|North Wales Fire and Rescue Service|
|Royal Life Saving Society UK|
|Royal National Lifeboat Institution|
|Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents|
|Severn Trent Water|
|South Wales Police|
|South Wales Fire and Rescue Service|
|The Surf Lifesaving Association of Wales|
|Water Safety Scotland|