To ensure that the best practice is followed by this club we shall work closely with the Clare County Board and follow the guidelines as laid down in the Child Welfare and Protection Policy Statement as drawn up by the GAA:
- Recognise that all children have the right to be protected from harm
- Respect the rights, wishes, and feelings of all children in our club
- Ensure that all our coaches and volunteers are chosen with care and are made aware as to their responsibility for the wellbeing of children in their care.
- Respond swiftly and appropriately to safeguard the welfare of children who participate in our games and related activities by having clear reporting procedures
- Provide parents/guardians and children with the opportunity to voice any concerns they may have through a complaints procedure.
- Appoint a Children Officer in the Club
- Appoint a Designated Person in the Club who will liaise with the statutory authorities and with the GAA County Designated Person, as deemed appropriate
- Ensure that allegations of abuse of young people are confidentially dealt with in accordance with the Guidelines for Dealing with Allegations of Abuse as published by the GAA, and with statutory guidelines and relevant legislation
- Review the effectiveness of our Child Protection procedures and policies on an on-going basis
- Ensure that all our coaches, mentors and club officers are Garda Vetted.
- Ensure that coaches, team mentors, and club officers sign up to and adhere to the GAA Code of Behaviour.
Newmarket on Fergus Children’s Officer: – Sinead Burke Keogh 087 8309722.