Ski Club of Ireland Child Safeguarding Statement
In the Ski Club of Ireland the welfare and safeguarding of all children and young people is our foremost priority. We are committed to providing an environment which will allow all participants to perform to the best of their ability, have fun, experience fair play and feel safe free from bullying and intimidation.
The Ski Club of Ireland is fully committed to safeguarding the well-being of all of its members and participants. We are committed to upholding the rights of every child and young person who attends our club, including the rights to be kept safe and protected from harm, listened to and heard. Every individual in the Ski Club of Ireland should, at all times, show respect and understanding for participants rights, safety and welfare and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the club and the guidelines contained in the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport.
Our safeguarding policies and procedures to safeguard children and young people have been developed in line with the national guidelines and legislation as outlined in Children First and by Sport Ireland.
The Ski Club of Ireland and those involved with the club will abide by the following principles and statements:
- All children and young people within the Ski Club of Ireland, regardless of age, gender, ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability, have the right to be protected
- All children and young people participating in snowsport activities at the Ski Club of Ireland have a right to have fun and experience fair play in an safe environment
- All adults involved with the club will provide a safe, positive and fun sporting experience for young people
- All suspicions and allegations will be taken seriously, managed and dealt with swiftly and appropriately
- All instructors, coaches, staff and volunteers, will understand and be supported in their role and responsibility with respect to the safeguarding of young people
- The club will ensure that instructors, coaches, volunteers and staff will be provided with the appropriate training to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people.
- All volunteers, instructors, coaches and staff in the club are vetted and undergo safeguarding training as required by the legislation
If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a child in our club, please bring it to the attention of our Children’s Officer or the Designated Liaison Person
The statutory bodies responsible for Child Welfare are TUSLA – the Child and Family Agency and the Gardaí
Club Children’s Officer: Helen Casey, 0879024869
Designated Liaison Person: Angelina Dineen, 0861579770