Club or Centre Safeguarding Statement

The following documents will help your club, class or centre become TUSLA and Sport Ireland Safeguarding Compliant.

For full details on the importance of Safeguarding standards head back to our safeguarding page for some advice from Ciaran Murphy

To help you write your own statement following link is the Irish Sailing Safeguarding Statement as a word document.  You can download this and adapt to your own organisation name and circumstance. e.g. Remove Irish Sailing, replace with Jo Bloggs Sailing Club, keep the sections that are relevant to your activities and locations etc

Irish Sailing Safeguarding Statement March 2022 HERE

You may be interested in join teh "Don't Scroll By" campaign for Zero Tolerance to Hate Speach #DeleteBanReport see the booklet HERE

The documents you need to fulfill your safeguarding statement

The following documents will help you to fulfill the requirements of your Safeguarding Statement (SEE ABOVE).

  1. Sport Ireland - Safeguarding Guidance for Children and Young People in Sport - PDF
  2. Children First Act 2015 - PDF
  3. Children First - National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children - PDF
  4. Training Policy 2019 - PDF
  5. Safeguarding and Wellbeing Advisory from Sport Ireland - PDF

    Documents 6 through to 26 are the Irish Sailing policy documents. In order to fullfil the requirements in your own Safeguarding Statement, you can take the relevant documents below and adapt to your own organisation name and circumstance. e.g. Remove Irish Sailing, replace with XX Sailing Club, change locations and situations etc.
  6. Irish Sailing Safeguarding Policy 2020 
  7. Garda Vetting Policy 
  8. Safeguarding Training Plan 2021 
  9. Supervision Policy Jan 2020 
  10. Social Media Policy Jan 2020 
  11. Photography & Images Policy 2020 
  12. WhatsApp Guidance 
  13. Accident Incident Report Template 
  14. TUSLA Child Protection and Welfare Report Form 
  15. Coach Education Policy Document 
  16. Training Guide for Club Courses 
  17. Disciplinary, Complaints & Appeals Procedure Jan 2020 
  18. Physical Contact Policy Jan 2020 
  19. Recruitment Policy Jan 2020 
  20. Concussion Protocol for Sailing Coaches 
  21. Disability Inclusion Policy Jan 2020 
  22. Child Officer Poster 
  23. Instructor Induction Training Resource 
  24. Codes of Conduct Jan 2020 
  25. Instructor & Coach Charter Jan 2020 
  26. Anti Bullying Policy Jan 2020 
  27. Irish Sailing's Guide to Safe Use of eSailing Virtual Regatta Apr 2020 
  28. National Code of Conduct Template

Further advice is available from Ciaran Murphy on