As we approach the final quarter of 2023, we still have opportunities for people to get trained up in all levels of child safeguarding for sport in Ireland.
We have a total of four courses remaining this year, including two Level One courses, and a Safeguarding Two and a Safeguarding Three course taking place in December.
All courses are €20 and run from 6.30pm until 9.30pm.
Safeguarding One – Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness
All Coaches, Club Children’s Officers (CCO) and Designated Liaison Persons (DLP) must first complete the 3 hour Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Workshop. This workshop educates participants on the implementation of best practice regarding the welfare of children involved in sport.
Safeguarding Two – Club Children’s Officer
A person appointed to the role of Club Children’s Officer within a club must have firstly completed Sport Irelands Safeguarding 1 (Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness workshop).
They should also complete Sport Irelands Club Children’s Officer 3 hour workshop. The aim of this workshop is to help the Club Children’s Officer to carry out their role 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.
Safeguarding 3 – Designated Liaison Person
A person appointed to the Designated Liaison Person position in a club must firstly complete Sport Irelands Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Workshop and should complete the Sport Irelands 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.
Each online Training Workshop is an interactive course which requires participants to have :
- Good internet connection to allow you to have a video / take part in group discussion.
- Access to email – Zoom link and course materials will be sent out to participants prior to course date in word and PDF.
- To gain accreditation, it is essential to complete the whole course.
- The courses are for Over 18’s ONLY
- Each participant must have their own individual Zoom connection. Sharing connections is not an acceptable method of participating.