Athletics Ireland is committed to the safegaurding of all children and young people in athletics.
Our welfare and safeguarding policies have been developed in line with the national guidelines as outlined in Children’s First and by the Irish Sports Council
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
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.
Child Welfare Contact
Kieron Stout - Child Welfare Manager