Safeguarding 1

1 – Safeguarding 1

All Coaches, Children’s Officers and Designated Liaison Persons (DLP) must first complete the 3 hour Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course.  This course educates participants on the implementation of best practice in protecting the welfare of children involved in sport. 

Courses for 2020: Safeguarding 1 

January 27th –  Ennis  – 6.30pm to 9.30pm  Register here 

February 10th – Shannon – 6.30pm to 9.30pm Register here 

March 23rd  – Ennis – 6.30pm to 9.30pm Register here 

April 21st – Killaloe – 6pm to 9pm Register here 

May 18th – Ennis  – 6.30pm to 9.30pm Register here

July 20th –  Kilrush – 6.30pm to 9.30pm Register here 

September 21st – Ennis – 6.30pm to 9.30pm Register here 

October 19th – Lahinch  –  6.30pm to 9.30pm Register here 

November 23rd – Ennis  – 6.30pm to 9.30pm Register here

If you would like to hold a Safeguarding 1 course in your club/organisation please call the office or email to discuss

If you have preciously completed Safeguarding you can click here to access Sport Ireland Online Safeguarding 1 Regresher Information  

 2Safeguarding 2 – Club Children’s Officer (C.C.O)

Club Children’s Officers

Club Children’s Officers should be child centred in focus and have as the primary aim the establishment of a child centred ethos within the club. S/he is the link between the children and the adults in the club. S/he also takes responsibility for monitoring and reporting to the Club Management Committee on how club policy impacts on young people and Sports Leaders

A person appointed to the Club Children’s Officer position in a club must have completed safeguarding 1 (Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness workshop) and should complete the Club Children’s Officer 3 hour workshop. This course will help the Club Children’s Officer to carry out the function of their role in the club and support the implementation of best practice in the club. Participants will also receive a Club Children’s Officer Action Planning document as part of the training.

Courses for 2020: Safeguarding 2

February 4th –  Ennis  – 6pm to 9pm  Register here 

April 7th – Kilrush – 6pm to 9pm Register here 

May 19th   – Shannon – 6pm to 9pm Register here 

September 15th  – Ennis – 6pm to 9pm Register here 

November 10th  – Killaloe – 6pm to 9pm Register here 

 3. Safeguarding 3 – Designated Liaison Person(DLP)

Designated Liaison Person

Every club/organisation should designate a person to be responsible for dealing with any concerns about the protection of children. The Designated Liaison Person is responsible for reporting allegations or suspicions of child abuse to TUSLA Child and Family Agency or Social Services (NI) and/or An Garda Siochán / PSNI. It is recommended that this person is a senior club person. However, if there is difficulty identifying a separate individual to take this role, the Club Children’s Officer can be appointed as Designated Liaison Person once the club/organisation is clear about the responsibilities of each role. The organisation’s child protection policy and procedures should include the name and contact details of the Designated Liaison Person and the responsibilities attached to the role.

A person appointed to the Designated Liaison Person position in a club must have completed the Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course and should complete the Designated Liaison Person 3 hour workshop. A club may appoint the same person to both the CCO and DLP positions however best practice advises that they are kept as separate roles.

Courses for 2020: Safeguarding 3

March 24th –  Ennis  – 6pm to 9pm  Register here 

November 24th  – Ennis – 6pm to 9pm Register here 

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