Sport Ireland offers three workshop in the area of Safeguarding and Child Protection. The details of the three stages of Safeguarding Training are outlined here as follows

Safeguarding 1 –  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 in safeguarding the welfare of children involved in sport.

Safeguarding 2 – 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.

Safeguarding One – Online Refresher

This course is designed at those who have previously attended the face to face Safeguarding workshop or equivalent.

The course is available here

Workshop Registration

All our Safe Guarding workshops take place via Zoom and can be booked through Eventbrite.

You can find a full list of our Safeguarding workshops now available to book on the Events page of this website.

Safeguarding 1 – Feb 19

Safeguarding 1 – March 20

Safeguarding 1 – April 10

Safeguarding 2 – May 30

Safeguarding 3 – June 12

Just go to and search for Safeguarding Workshops by Westmeath Sports Partnership.

Workshops are via Zoom and take place from 6.30 to 9.30pm and cost €20 per person.

Certificates are issued by post 2/3 days after completion of the workshop.

To Note

Each online Safeguarding 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.

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