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Code of Ethics Courses

A central goal for all those involved in sport for young people is to provide a safe, positive and nurturing environment where children can develop and enhance their physical and social skills. 

Promoting a child centered ethos should go hand in hand with identifying and eliminating practices that impact negatively on safe and enjoyable participation in sport for young people. 

The Irish Sports Council has recently changed the structure of Child Welfare & Protection (Code of Ethics) workshops for Clubs. The details of the three stages of training are outlined here.  Information on courses scheduled by Local Sports Parterships can be found at the end of this page.

1.      Safeguarding 1 - Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course

All Coaches, Children’s Officers and Designated Liaison Persons (DLP) must first complete the 3 hour Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course.  This course educates participants on the implementation of best practice in protecting the welfare of children involved in sport.

2.      Safeguarding 2 - Club Children’s Officer (C.C.O)

A person appointed to the Club Children’s Officer position in a club must have completed safeguarding 1 (Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness workshop) and should complete the Club Children’s Officer 3 hour workshop. This course will help the Club Children’s Officer to carry out the function of their role in the club and support the implementation of best practice in the club. Participants will also receive a Club Children’s Officer Action Planning document as part of the training.  Club Children's Officers should be child centred in focus and have as the primary aim the establishment of a child centred ethos within the club. S/he is the link between the children and the adults in the club.  S/he also takes responsibility for monitoring and reporting to the Club Management Committee on how club policy impacts on young people and Sports Leaders

3.      Safeguarding 3 - Designated Liaison Person(DLP)

A person appointed to the Designated Liaison Person position in a club must have completed the Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course and should complete the Designated Liaison Person 3 hour workshop. A club may appoint the same person to both the CCO and DLP positions however best practice advises that they are kept as separate roles. 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 TULSA Child and Family Agency and/or An Garda Siochán. It is recommended that this person is a senior club person. However, if there is difficulty identifying a separate individual to take this role, the Club Children’s Officer can be appointed as Designated Liaison Person once the club/organisation is clear about the responsibilities of each role.  The organisation’s child protection policy and procedures should include the name and contact details of the Designated Liaison Person and the responsibilities attached to the role.

Code of Ethics courses are run by the Local Sports Partnerships (LSP's).  Details of courses run by LSP's are available below.  If your LSP is not listed, please contact them directly.  Jantien Findlater also runs Code of Ethics Courses for clubs and groups - contacts details with the LHA Administrator (leinsterhockey@gmail.com).

Safe Sport App

The Irish Sports Council  recently launched a Safe Sport app based on the Code of Ethics & Good Practice for Children's Sport. It is an information and guidance tool for everyone involved in sport for children and young people. The app is aimed at creating greater awareness and understanding about safeguarding and best practice principles in children's sport. - See more at - click here

Local Sports Partnership Courses - Details published as they become available.

Dublin City 

Course
Date
Venue
Cost/Time
Info
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Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership
Course 
Date
Venue
Cost/Time
Info / To Book
Safe Guarding 1
17th Jul
DLR County Council, Dundrum Office
6 - 9.30pm/€15
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Safe Guarding 1
12th Sept
Fitzpatricks Castle Hotel, Killiney
6 - 9.30pm/€15
Click Here
Safe Guarding 3
13th Sept
Fitzpatricks Castle Hotel, Killiney
6 - 9.30pm/€5
Click Here
Safe Guarding 1
18th Oct
DLR County Council, Dundrum Office
6-9.30pm/€15
Click Here
Safe Guarding 1
13th Nov
Fitzpatricks Castle Hotel, Killiney
6-9.30pm/€15
Click Here
Safe Guarding 2
14th Nov
Fitzpatricks Castle Hotel, Killiney
6 - 9.30pm/€15
Click Here
Safe Guarding 1
5th Dec
DLR County Council, Dundrum Office
6 - 9.30pm/€15
Click Here
Safe Guarding 3
12th Dec
DLR County Council, Dundrum Office
6 - 9.30pm/€15
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Kildare Sports Partnership

Safe Guarding 1
No info available

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Kilkenny Recreation & Sports Partnership

Safe Guarding 3
13th Nov 2018
St. Patricks College
6.30 - 9.30pm
www.iregister.ie/krsp or contact Caitriona on 056 7794992

   



South Dublin County Sports Partnership

Course
Date
Venue
Time/Cost
Info
Safe Guarding 1
11th Jul 2018
Clondalkin Leisure Centre
6.30 - 9.30pm €15
traceykelly@sdublincoco.ie
Safe Guarding 1
13th Aug 2018
Tallaght Leisure Centre
6.30 - 9.30pm €15
traceykelly@sdublincoco.ie
Safe Guarding 1
12th Sept 2018
Clondalkin Leisure Centre
6.30 - 9.30pm €15
traceykelly@sdublincoco.ie
Safe Guarding 2 (Children's Officer)19th Sept 2018Clondalkin Leisure Centre6.30 - 9.30pm €15traceykelly@sdublincoco.ie
Safe Guarding 1
10th Oct 2018
Tallaght Leisure Centre
6.30 - 9.30pm €15
traceykelly@sdublincoco.ie
Safe Guarding 3 (Designated Person)17th Oct 2018Clondalkin Leisure Centre6.30 - 9.30pm €15traceykelly@sdublincoco.ie
Safe Guarding 1
12th Nov 2018
Clondalkin Leisure Centre
6.30 - 9.30pm €15
traceykelly@sdublincoco.ie
Safe Guarding 1
10th Dec 2018
Tallaght Leisure Centre
6.30 - 9.30pm €15
traceykelly@sdublincoco.ie

Wexford Sports Partnership

CourseDateVenueTime/CostInfo





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Please note that to do the Children's Office course, you must have completed the Basic Awareness Course.  All participants must be over 18 years of age.

Updated  06th June 2018




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