In line with supporting our clubs in the area of Child Safeguarding, Aideen Rice (Chair of Cricket Leinster Child Safeguarding & Inclusion Committee) and Jim Bennett will be delivering two Child Safeguarding workshops in February 2020 (both at Clontarf Castle Hotel).
These Child Safeguarding workshops will take place on the following dates:
- Wednesday 19th February - Safeguarding 2 for Club Children's Officers (6.30pm to 9.30pm) - https://buytickets.at/cricketleinster/347105
- Wednesday 26th February - Safeguarding 3 for Club Designated Liaison Persons (6.30pm to 9.30pm) - https://buytickets.at/cricketleinster/347107
Every club/organisation should designate a person to be responsible for dealing with any concerns about the protection of children. The Designated Liaison Person is responsible for reporting allegations or suspicions of child abuse to TUSLA Child and Family Agency and An Garda Siochána.
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.
A person appointed to the Designated Liaison Person position in a club must have completed the Basic Awareness Workshop in Child Welfare & Protection and should complete this 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.
A Club Children’s Officer should be child-centred in focus and have as the primary aim the establishment of a child-centred ethos within the club. S/He is the link between the children and the adults in the club. S/He also takes responsibility for monitoring and reporting to the Club Management Committee on how club policy impacts on young people and Sports Leaders.
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 then complete this training course.
Please book early as places are limited - relevant certificates are provided at the conclusion of these sessions.