Child Protection & Safeguarding
Coaches & Supervisors
In line with the GAA Code of Behaviour (Underage) and the recruitment and selection of persons to work with children the following applies and accordance with the law and Association policy, any volunteer in the GAA intending to work with children, must have completed the below requirements.
Volunteers include coaches, mentors, supervisors, coaching assistants, appropriate club committee members & volunteers, facility staff and those organising underage activities (including camps, trips & social events) or refereeing underage games
1) Garda vetted through the Foireann website. (Valid for 3 Years)
2) Attend a child safeguarding workshop (Child Safeguarding Level 1) (Valid for 3 Years)
3) Complete the Introduction to Gaelic Games coaching course
It is a legal requirement that Garda Vetting must be obtained before taking up any of the above roles and training courses must be in place before taking up a role working with children at the club. As defined in the Code of Behaviour (Underage) and the Children First Act (2015), a child is any person under the age of 18 years. This includes children under the age of 18 years who may play on minor or senior teams. If you have been Garda vetted for any other position outside of the GAA it is not valid for the purpose of the above roles and you must apply for specific Garda vetting for the GAA as per below
Safeguarding and GAA Introduction to Gaelic Games courses will be organised by the club throughout the year as required and coaching staff and relevant personnel will be kept informed
The role of Children’s Officer is central to maintaining the safeguarding of children and young people in our Gaelic Games Associations and to the implementation of the Code of Behaviour (Underage) at both Club and at County level. In addition to these core responsibilities the Children’s Officer must also ensure, with the cooperation of other Officers, that legislative requirements governing the participation of children/young people and those who work with them are maintained at all times.
Children's Officer:Nessa Barry
Mobile : 086 6023775
Designated Liaison Person (DLP)
The Designated Liaison Person (DLP) at Club level, appointed by their Club Executive Committee, is responsible for dealing with concerns relating to the possible abuse of children and reporting allegations or suspicions of child abuse to TUSLA Child and Family Agency and/or An Garda Síochána
Designated Liaison Person: Michelle Mc Cullagh
Mobile : 087 6735818