Update on Children's First Act Implementation Dec 11th 2017

Safeguarding Training Update

Safeguarding Update

On Saturday 11th November Irish Sailing’s National Children’s Officer, Ciarán Murphy, attended Sport Ireland’s Safeguarding Information Day in the Carlton Hotel, Blanchardstown.

Topics covered included:

  • Ombudsman for Children Office – Clíodhna Purdue Education Unit spoke about stats and how we should include children in decision making.
  • Office of the Data Protection Commissioner – Laura Flannery went through what changes will be needed for May 2018
  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) – Dr. AnneMarie Waldron gave some examples of children requiring these much sought after services.
  • An Garda Siochana National Protective Service – Det Supt Declan Daly outlined how disclosures are dealt with and how important everyone working together can help the Children who need it most.
  • Sport Ireland Code of Ethics Unit – Bernie Priestley summarised the main impact of the Commencement of Children First on Dec 11th .

These include the provisions in relation to mandatory reporting of child abuse and in relation to placing a legal obligation on organisations providing services to children to prepare and publish a Child Safeguarding Statement.

Irish Sailing takes the protection of our youth and vulnerable adults extremely seriously, for Clubs and Centres looking for Safeguarding courses or support with implementing their Safeguarding Statement please feel free to contact Irish Sailing’s National Children’s Officer Ciarán Murphy at ciaran.murphy@sailing.ie or 087 8800744.

Update on Children's First Act Implementation Dec 11th 2017