Children First Update – Safeguarding Statement
In line with the Children First Act 2015 requirements, Sport Ireland under the guidance of the Children in Sport
group have developed the attached templates to support Clubs and Centres in complying with the Act. Each Club
or Centre with children participating in their service
must ensure that they display a Child Safety Statement by 11
th March 2018.
- Each NGB/club must then have a Child Safeguarding Statement (CSS) (template below). The CSS must be display
and accessible to all by 11
th March 2018. This must be publicly visible on your Website and / or Public Notice Board in your
- Each Club and Centre that provide services to children also does a risk assessment and is signed off by their committee.
It is understood that this document is organic and will be developed over the year, but all efforts must
be made to complete it at the earliest convenience.
For assistance or support please contact Ciarán Murphy on