Safe Guarding Children

Child Safeguarding Statement

Clare Sports Partnership provides various sporting activities and opportunities for young people through participation in clubs, regional/provincial events and through our national teams.

Clare Sports Partnership  is committed to safeguarding children and by working under the guidance of our Safeguarding Policies our staff, both volunteers and employed, working with our young people, throughout the organisation, seek to create a safe environment for young people to grow and develop. 

Clare Sports Partnership’s written Risk Assessment document indicates the areas of potential risk of harm, the likelihood of the risk occurring, and gives the required policy, guidance or process documents require to alleviate these risks.  The list of risks identified are contained in the following categories: Club and Coaching Practices; Complaints & Discipline; Reporting Procedures; Use of Facilities; Recruitment; Communications; and General Risk of Harm.

The Risk Assessment was undertaken on 10/03/2018

Our Child Safeguarding Statement has been developed in line with requirements under the Children First Act 2015. In addition to our Risk Assessment document described above, there are further procedures that support our intention to safeguard children while they are availing of our activities.

Clare Sports Partnership has the following procedures in place as part of our Safeguarding Policies:

  • Procedures for the management of allegations of abuse or misconduct by staff or volunteers against a child availing of our activities
  • Procedures for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers to work with children in our activities
  • Procedures for access to child safeguarding training and information, including the identification of the occurrence of harm
  • Procedure for reporting of child protection or welfare concerns to Statutory Authorities

The Mandated Person for Clare Sports Partnership is John Sweeney. 

We recognise that implementation is an ongoing process. Our Club is committed to the implementation of this Child Safeguarding Statement and the procedures that support our intention to keep children safe from harm while availing of our activities.

This Child Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed on 10/03/2020 

Signed:           JOHN SWEENEY                              Date: 10/ 03/ 2018

(On behalf of the Clare Sports Partnership)

Name: John Sweeney                                            Phone no:  0656865434         

For queries on this Child Safeguarding Statement, please contact John Sweeney – 0656865434