Thank you for visiting the Margate RNLI Commumity Safety team website.  The Community Safety team’s objective is part of the RNLI’s bid to halve accidental drownings in the UK by 2024.


The RNLI nationally aims to change the behaviour of groups and individuals identified as being ‘at risk’ of becoming a rescue statistic for lifeboat crews.

To help raise safety awareness at a local level volunteer community safety teams are being appointed. The role of the Community Safety Team involves developing a local lifesaving plan, including identifying ‘at risk’ groups and providing targeted safety advice.

Thanet’s four priorities

The four coastal based activities that are targeted in the Thanet (Kent) area:

1) Swimming;

2) Yacht sailing and motor boating;

3) In-water play/beach users; and

4) Walking/Dog walking

Joss Bay

On-line Drowning Petition – National Curriculum

Becky Ramsey (drowning prevention campaigner) has launched an on-line petition to get drowning prevention on the national curriculum (Becky’s son, Dylan, who was 13 years of age at the time, died of drowning in open water) on-line petition. If Becky’s petition receives 10,000 signatures, the Government will respond to the petition. Please sign, it only takes two minutes. Thank you.

Watch this heart-breaking story by Liam Hall’s mum about water safety awareness, it just may save someone’s life! Acknowledgements to Ladbible, the RNLI and of course Liam’s Mum.

Feel free to contact us if you think your group would benefit from talk or visit.

To keep abreast of our forthcoming events, either click our contact page or download our diary of events below. We can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.


Swim Safe

We will be running a Swim Safe programme during Summer 2018 in Thanet.  Swim Safe is a really exciting project to coach the 7-14 age group to swim in the sea for no charge, using highly skillled and trained local swim teachers.  Swim Safe is a collaborative programme involving Swim England, Thanet District Council and the RNLI.

Follow my blog and website so that you can find out more about this exciting programme. Bookings will open soon, it’s going to be popular!

For more information on Swim Safe follow this have a look at the video below:

Youtube Swim England ‘Amateur Swimming Association’ video.

Download our diary sheet on our useful documents page to make sure that you don’t miss out on our forthcoming events.