Safeguarding 2: Club Children's Officer Workshop   28/07/2015

Date: Tuesday 17th November 2015

Time: 6.30pm to 9.45pm

Venue: Windtown Unity Centre, Windtown, Navan

Recommendations from the Irish Sports Council are that every club involved with children and young people should appoint a Children’s Officer.

This person should be child centred in focus and should have as their primary aim the establishment of a child centred ethos within the club. They are the link between the children and the adults in the club and also take responsibility for monitoring and reporting to the Club Management Committee on how club policy etc. impacts on children and their Sports Leaders.


The Children’s Officer should 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. This could be achieved by the production of information leaflets, the establishment of children’s/age-group specific notice boards and by regular information meetings for 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 through the creation of forums.

It is essential that those who wish to attend the Children’s Officer Training have attended the Code of Ethics Awareness/Child Protection Training workshop.

It is recommended to have at least one Children’s Officer per club or if there is a large number of both boys and girls in the club, to have two Children’s Officers – one male and one female.

As places are limited, pre-booking is essential.


The cost for this course is €20 per person for clubs in Meath, for participants outside Meath the cost is €30 per person.

Tel: 01-6707165 Fax: 01-6707167 Address: 141 Thomas St, Dublin 8