We are committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all young people who wish to participate in our games and activities. We will take all practicable steps to protect them from discernable forms of abuse - from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment and shall respect their rights, wishes and feelings.
Child Safeguarding Training is highlighted in Children First as being mandatory and is required for the level of child safeguarding engagement one has in the Association.
There are three levels of Child Safeguarding Training now in place and attendance is dependent on what role a person may have in relation to children. All training is delivered in workshop format and all are of three hours duration each and are endorsed by agreement with Sport Ireland.
Safeguarding 1 - Child Protection in Sport Awareness Workshops relevant to coaches and others who work in a regulated role with children in the Association
Temporary Safeguarding 1 Programme
As a temporary measure, to fulfil initial safeguarding training requirements one can complete the Temporary Safeguarding 1 Programme.
This safeguarding training recognition will suffice for them to commence in a coaching or related role of responsibility, in addition to the afore mentioned requirements. This temporary agreement remains in place until such time as the new coach has attended their virtual or face-to-face safeguarding workshop.
It expires no later than 31 December 2021 and may be accessed and completed at https://learning.gaa.ie/tempsafeguarding1
All Certificates gained must be presented to the Club Children's Officer.
SAFEGUARDING 1 VIRTUAL COURSES
Virtual Safeguarding 1 courses are now available for Club Secretaries to book places for their Club members. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
with the following details for each candidate
- Contact number
- Contact e-mail address
Online Safeguarding 1 Refresher
The Gaelic Athletic Association recently developed an Online Safeguarding 1 Refresher programme for those who previously attended a face to face Safeguarding 1 workshop. This programme can only be completed if you have attended a face to face Safeguarding 1 workshop within the last three years.
The online refresher may also be availed of by those who have attended relevant safeguarding training with other sports NGBs or Local LSPs.
You can avail of the Online Safeguarding 1 Refresher here.
Safeguarding certification lasts for 3 years.
Safeguarding 2 – Club Children’s Officer Training for Club Children’s Officer
Safeguarding 3 – Designated Liaison Person Training for DLPS in Clubs - to complete this course you must have completed the Safeguarding 1 course also.