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Safeguarding Children's Sport



Safeguarding 1 - Code of Ethics Basic Awareness/Child Protection Workshop (3 hrs)

This workshop is for the benefit of everyone involved in children's sport (children, parents/guardians, sports leaders, etc) It provides introductory information on codes of conduct, bullying, recruitment, etc. as well as child protection guidelines. By following the principles, policy and practical guidelines contained in the Code, sports leaders are playing their part in providing a safe and enjoyable environment in which children can learn and thrive.

Safeguarding 2 – Club Children’s Officer Workshop (3 hrs)  

A person appointed to the Club Children’s Officer position in a club must have completed the Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness workshop and should complete the NEW Club Children’s Officer 3 hour Training Course. This course will help the Club Children’s Officer to carry out the function of their role in the club 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 Workshop (3hrs) 

The Designated Liaison Person is responsible for reporting allegations or suspicions of child abuse to TUSLA Child and Family Agency or Social Services (NI) and/or An Garda Siochána / PSNI. It is recommended that this person is a senior club person. However, if there is difficulty identifying a separate individual to take this role, the Club Children’s Officer can be appointed as Designated Liaison Person once the club/organisation is clear about the responsibilities of each role.  The organisation’s child protection policy and procedures should include the name and contact details of the Designated Liaison Person and the responsibilities attached to the role.

Public Courses:
  • There are limited places available for the workshops and pre booking is essential as it is on a first come first served basis.
  • Please note that there is a limit of 4 members from any one club/association per Safeguarding Course. This restriction is in place to ensure each public course has a good variety of participants from different kinds of sports. In this way, the practical quality of a workshop is increased and participants from all sports have an equal opportunity to attain the knowledge and practice for children’s sport.
  • Each individual must register and pay online to reserve a place on this workshop. A fee of €20 (+ €1.20 online registration handling charge) applies.
  • All participants must be over 16 years of age.
  • Certificates of attendance are issued at the end of the course
Upcoming Public Safeguarding Courses/Workshops:

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Register Online

Safeguarding 1 - Child Protection in Sport

​New public online course dates:

   - Wed, 7th Oct Online     

- Wed, 14th Oct Online

- Wed, 21st Oct Online

- Wed, 28th Oct Online

- Mon, 9th Nov Online

- Wed, 18th Nov Online

- Wed, 25th Nov Online

 - Wed, 2nd Dec Online 

- Wed, 9th Dec Online

- Mon, 14th Dec Online










SG2-Club Childrens' Officer 

 - Thurs, 26th Nov Online 



SG3-Designated Liaison Person 

 Register your interest by emailing jkirby@corksports.ie

Private Courses:
  • Safeguarding workshops are now available for online private delivery.
  • Course cost €350.
  • All participants must be over 16 years of age.
  • Maximum number of participants is 16.
  • Participant details must be compiled before course delivery (Name, Address, DOB, Email, Phone)
  • Certificates of attendance are issued following course completion
  • A completed application form needs to be returned to Cork Sports Partnership prior to delivery.
  • Contact James in Cork Sports Partnership by email jkirby@corksports.ie
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Please be advised that public workshops are subject to cancellation/postpone if sufficient numbers of attendees are not reached.


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