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Juvenile Club Child Protection

posted 20 Mar 2014, 05:32 by john o leary   [ updated 31 Mar 2014, 04:14 ]



Designated Liaison Person: John o’ Leary (087)253 9408

Deputy designated Liaison Person: Jeremiah Murphy (087 917 1791)

The appointment of a Children’s Officer is an essential element in the creation of a quality atmosphere within Banteer and Lyre Gaa Clubs.

We will act as a resource for all members of the club with regard to children’s issues. We will ensure that the children will have a voice in the running of their club and can talk freely about their experiences in their sports activities. The Children’s Officer will have access to the Club Executive Committee. We will have as our primary aim the establishment of a child centred ethos within the club.

The Children’s Officer will have the following functions:

·         To promote awareness of the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport in Ireland within the club and particularly among the children and their parents/guardians.

·         To influence policy and practice within the club in order to prioritise children’s needs

·         To provide an accessible resource to children

·         To see that children know how to make concerns known to appropriate adults or agencies. Information disclosed by a child to the Children’s Officer or any adult within the club should be dealt with in accordance with the Department of Health and Children’s Guidelines Children First and the Department of Health and Social Services

·         To encourage the involvement of parents/guardians in the club activities and co-operate with parents/guardians in ensuring that each child enjoys his involvement in sport

·         To act as an advisory resource to Sports Leaders on best practice in children’s sport

·         To report regularly to the Club Executive committee

john o leary,
24 Mar 2014, 05:55
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24 Mar 2014, 06:00
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24 Mar 2014, 06:34