Athletics Ireland Child Safeguarding

Kieron Stout - National Children's Officer & HR Manager.                                                                                                                                  

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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 safeguarding policies have been developed as required by national legislation, policy and guidelines as outlined in Children First and by Sport Ireland.

CLICK HERE to access our Child Protection Plan.

CLICK HERE to access our Child Safeguarding Statement and Child Protection Risk Assessment.

1) Sport Ireland Safeguarding Guidance for Children & Young People in Sport

The aim of this guidance document is to help clubs to create a culture of safety that promotes the welfare of children and young people engaged in sporting activities. This guidance document supports clubs to meet their child safeguarding and child protection responsibilities in line with requirements under policy/legislation and with best practice. It does this through the provision of guidance and information in relation to the carrying out of a risk assessment, the development of a Child Safeguarding Statement and the development and implementation of policies and procedures for safeguarding and protection of children and young people.

CLICK HERE to download the Sport Ireland Safeguarding Guidance 

2) Safeguarding 1 Online Training Refresher App

If you have previously attended an Athletics Ireland or Sport Ireland face to face Safeguarding 1 workshop in the last four years, you can refresh your certificate for another four years online at the following link:

CLICK HERE to refresh your Safeguarding 1 certificate.

3) Mental Health & Resource Page In Athletics

Our Mental Health resource page is designed to signpost support services for mental health and well-being in athletics, please CLICK HERE or above to access our mental health and wellbeing information page.

If you have any concerns regarding the welfare or safety of a child in your club or community please contact the Statutory Authorities (TUSLA, Child & Family Agency or your local Gardai) to report your concerns.

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