The Royal Life Saving Society UK’s President Peter Moyes and CEO Di Steer talk about the charity’s support of the launch of the first National Strategy for Drowning Prevention which took place last night (February 29) at Westminster. The strategy has been created by the National Water Safety Forum (NWSF) of which RLSS UK is a partner. 

Peter Moyes, RLSS UK President, said: “RLSS UK, along with other key partners, is proud to be a part of, and wholeheartedly supports, the first UK National Strategy for Drowning Prevention.

“As an integral member of the National Water Safety Forum (NWSF), it is exciting to see the hard work of all of the contributing partners come to fruition in the form of a strategy.

“The strategy is a result of a group of organisations, such as our own, working together over a number of years to have a clear aim to, together, deliver our joint cause – to save lives and reduce drowning.”

Di Steer, RLSS UK CEO, added: “As the UK’s drowning prevention charity, we know that Government support of any water safety initiative can only be a positive, and a national strategy is a huge step forward. The strategy will also compliment the work RLSS UK has done to form an All Party Parliamentary Group on Water Safety and Drowning Prevention.

“As indicated in the strategy, collaboration is essential to help reduce the toll of drownings in the UK. We are looking forward to playing a key role in the delivery of the strategy using our wealth of water safety and drowning prevention expertise.”