Code of Conduct for athletes, coaches, parents, officials, Child Safeguarding
CLANE AC IS AFFILIATED TO ATHLETICS IRELAND AND IS COMMITTED TO THE SAFEGUARDING POLICY OF AAI AND ITS IMPLMENTATION FOR THE PROTECTION OF ALL MEMBERS.
Athletics Ireland is committed to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults in athletics. The welfare and protection of children and vulnerable adults in our sport is paramount. Our safeguarding policies have been developed as required by national legislation, policy and guidelines as outlined in Children First.
Club Children’s Officer and Designated Liason PersonWe recognise and respect the invaluable work of our Club Children’s Officer and Designated Liason Persons and the varied and complex Roles and Responsibilities they fulfil. The Club Children’s Officer helps to create a child centred environment that promotes the welfare of children and young people engaged in our sporting activities. This guidance will act as a support for the CCO’s/DLP’s helping them meet their child safeguarding and child protection responsibilities.
The role of a Club Children's Officer (CCO)
Role of a Designated Liason Person :
OUR CLUB Children's Officers are Micheal Kilbride (086-3856268)
John Finn is our Designated Liaison Person (087-9812732)
This role sits with the Club Chairperson unless another committee member has been appointed. The DLP is responsible for reporting allegations or suspicions of child abuse and welfare issues to Tusla or the Gardai (Statutory Authorities). They will work with the Club Children’s Officer to act as a resource for children at committee level
The Athletics Ireland Child Safeguarding Team are available to liase with Club Children’s Officers and Designated Liason Person to help and support them. We are committed to ensuring the implementation of safeguarding requirements and can offer guidance where required on all our policies & procedures.
Athletics Ireland Child Safeguarding ContactsKieron Stout - National Children's Officer & HR Manager
Phone: 01-8869932 / 086 2450134
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Olivia O Rourke – Child Safeguarding & Garda Vetting Liason Officer
Email - email@example.com
If you have any concerns regarding the welfare or safety of a child in your club or community please contact the Statutory Authorities (TUSLA, Child & Family Agency www.tusla.ie or your local Gardai 1800 666 111) to report your concerns.
Clane Athletic Club is fully committed to ensuring that young people are safeguarded in their participation in athletics in Ireland in accordance with Athletics Ireland best practice. Early experiences of young athletes in our sport need to be positive and enjoyable, irrespective of their ability, gender, social or ethnic background.
The purpose of the documents listed below is to provide easy access to essential information on Child Welfare and to give clubs an opportunity to follow best practice in this area. The documents aim to outline the fundamental principles and policies, and address issues relating to the roles and responsibilities of people involved in coaching and supervision of children in athletics.
Athletes Code https://www.athleticsireland.ie/juvenile/child-welfare/athletes/
Coaches and Officials Code https://www.athleticsireland.ie/juvenile/child-welfare/coaches-and-officials/
Parents Code https://www.athleticsireland.ie/juvenile/child-welfare/adults-carers/
Safegaurding Refresher Course
For all Coaches that have completed Child Welfare Protection Course
Please follow the following Link: