NEWS FLASH
  • Athletics Ireland reached 60,000+ members

  • Irish Life Health National Senior & Juvenile Even Age Championships 2017

  • Trail World and Long Distance Mountain Running Championships 2018

  • Gary O’Hanlon is Irish National Marathon Champion 2017

  • Throws Workshops

Child Safeguarding

Athletics Ireland Child Safeguarding contact

Kieron Stout - National Children's Officer

Phone: 01-8869933 / 086-2450134

Email: kieronstout@athleticsireland.ie / childwelfare@athleticsireland.ie

Athletics Ireland is committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people in athletics. The welfare and protection of children and young people in our sport is paramount. Our welfare and safeguarding policies have been developed in line with the national guidelines as outlined in Children First and by Sport Ireland. In 2011 our Athletics Ireland Code of Ethics was published ensuring that our sport is up-to-date and in line with relevant documents, best practices and child protection legislation.

As a sport we must ensure that children’s early experiences are positive and enjoyable, irrespective of their ability, gender, social class and race. Our volunteers deliver these positive experiences nationwide each week as role models in their dealings with young people. In particular the work of club Children's Officers are instrumental in implementing our child protection policy contained within the Athletics Ireland Code of Ethics. We will continue to build on this excellent work to ensure that all young people see their involvement in athletics as a valuable and rewarding part of their lives, for all of their lives.

If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a child in your club or community please contact the statutory authorities (TUSLA, the Child and Family Agency or the Gardai) to report your concerns.

Stand Up to Bullying

Click below to use the Athletics Ireland Bullying Report Tool from the ISPCC. If you are being bullied and need support let us or someone else know. It is always the right thing to let a trusted adult know if bullying happens. Just click on the Bullying button below and report your concerns, your request will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

                                                                

Our Mental Health resource page is designed to signpost support services for mental health and well being in athletics, please click below to access page:

Mental Health & Resource Page In Athletics

Young people’s involvement in sport is a key component to their physical and emotional development. Sixty percent of our members are under the age of eighteen. As a sport we must ensure that children’s early experiences are positive and enjoyable, irrespective of their ability, gender, social class and race. Our volunteers deliver these positive experiences in sport nationwide each week as role models in their dealings with young people. In particular the work of club Children's Officers is instrumental in implementing our safeguarding statement, the Athletics Ireland Code of Ethics. We will continue to build on this excellent work to ensure that all young people see their involvement in athletics as a valuable and rewarding part of their lives, for all of their lives. If you have any concerns regarding the welfare or protection of a child in your community please contact the statutory authorities (the HSE or Gardai) and report your concerns.

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