Safeguarding Update and Autumn Training

Safeguarding Update and Autumn Training

Safeguarding Update

The implementation of Sport Ireland’s online Safeguarding Audit for Clubs and Centres has been postponed until Spring 2020. In the interim Irish Sailing continue to offer Safeguarding 1 Courses throughout the country as requested.

Irish Sailing will run the Winter Series of Safeguarding 2/3 training courses in November. These courses are Sport Ireland approved and accredited by all NGBs / Sports while delivered by Irish Sailing Tutors. See full explanation of the 2 and 3 below.

Safeguarding 2 and 3

Upcoming dates are …

  • Leinster Course - Saturday 16th Nov - Venue: RstGYC
  • Munster Course - Sunday 24th Nov - Venue: Rochestown Park Hotel
  • Connacht Course – Sunday 17th Nov - Venue: Galway Bay SC

On each of these dates there will be ...

  • Safeguarding 2 Course for Club Child Officers from 10am to 1pm €15pp
  • Safeguarding 3 Course for Club Designated Officer from 2pm to 5pm €15pp
    or join both courses
  • Safeguarding 2 & 3 full day for €35pp including lunch of tea and sandwich

Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness in Child Protection

This workshop will highlight the main principles of the Code and look at measures that clubs and centres can take to create and maintain the safest possible environment for sport for young people. 


Safeguarding 2 Club Children’s Officer Training

Every club involved with children and young people should appoint a Club Children’s Officer. They act as the link between the children and the adults in the club. It is essential that those who wish to attend have completed Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness Training.

Safeguarding 3 Designated Liaison Person Workshop

The third part of Sport Ireland’s Child Welfare & Protection Training Programme is the Designated Liaison Person workshop. Every club/organisation should designate a person to be responsible for dealing with any concerns about the protection of children. The Designated Liaison Person is responsible for reporting allegations or suspicions of child abuse to TUSLA Child and Family Agency and/or An Garda Siochána. It is recommended that this person is a senior club person. It is essential that those who wish to attend this training have attended the Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness in Protection Workshop.


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For any further information around Safeguarding please contact Ciarán Murphy, Irish Sailing’s National Children’s Officer at or Tel +353 (0) 87 8800744