New Safeguarding Requirements

New Safeguarding Requirements

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 Clubhouse
  • 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.

Sample Templates

  1. Generic Child Safeguarding Statement

  2. Generic Risk Assessment

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