Safeguarding Goes OnLine

Safeguarding Goes OnLine

Safeguarding Online Courses “Goes Live

Irish Sailing are now running the Sport Ireland Safeguarding 1 Courses Online. These courses are the official 3 hour contact course that are recognised by all Sporting Bodies and Local Sports Partnerships. All attendees will receive their Sport Ireland Safeguarding 1 Certificate which will be valid for 5 years. The course is designed for instructors, volunteers, staff and committee members who are engaged with children in sport on a regular basis.

The course will look at :

  1. implementing best practices within your organisation,
  2. developing a child centred approach to delivering sport,
  3. identifying and dealing with the various categories of abuse,
  4. understanding how and who to report to under Children’s First Act guidelines.

The class will be delivered by experienced sailing tutors, the course uses breakout rooms, group tasks with workbook and resources to encourage active participation throughout the course. Children must be 16 years of age or greater to attend the course and those under 18 must fill out a parental consent form before attending. There is a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 16 permitted on each course.  An affiliated club or centre may book an in house closed course on their preferred date and time for €250 just contact Nuala at to schedule your course. Individuals may book onto a pre set open course for €15 per person and you can book onto those courses at The next series of courses are:

  • Tuesday 23 February      6pm to 9pm       Tutor Ciarán Murphy
  • Wednesday 10 March    2pm to 5pm        Tutor Ciarán Murphy
  • Tuesday 16 March           6pm to 9pm        Tutor Johanne Murphy
  • Thursday 25 March          6pm to 9pm        Tutor Brona Duddy

Pre-set courses will be updated on the shop calendar a month in advance and will throughout the year. For those candidates who did the Interim online Tusla/Sport Ireland Refresher course during the 2019 Covid Restrictions your certificate is valid throughout 2020, but we would very much welcome you attend one of the courses this year and will be emailing you directly with dates of courses. We have ran 6 pilot online courses to develop the course and ensure a high quality interactive positive experience and we are delighted with the overwhelming positivity in the feedback as to how interactive the online course was while saving so much time from being at home. Irish sailing appreciate the value of being face to face and in one room and will be resuming the traditional classroom style courses when it is safe to do so.

We look forward to seeing you all again as we prepare for the sailing season ahead and if you have any questions or queries around safeguarding please feel free to contact 087 8800744.

We introduce you to your Safeguarding Tutors below - Ciarán Murphy, Jo Murphy, Brona Duddy (L-R)

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