Child Protection Policy

Child Safeguarding and Protection in St. Eunan’s GAA Club

St. Eunan’s GAA Club at Underage level promotes four codes: football, ladies football, hurling and camogie. The club also promotes Scór na nÓg activities. All the coaches and mentors working with U-18 members must be current members of the Club and must be Garda vetted ; they must have up-to-date certification in Safeguarding 1 and should have a coaching qualification applicable to their age-group. Vetting and Safeguarding 1 Certification lasts for a 3 year period after which both must be updated.

Further information is available by accessing the following links :

www.gaavetting.ie and for LGFA members: www.lgfae-vetting.ie The club’s Children’s Officer is Pauric Daly. Any further correspondence regarding Garda Vetting should be sent to Pauric at pbdaly2@gmail.com or childrensofficer.steunans.donegal@gaa.ie or call 087-1268535

St.Eunan’s GAA Club implements GAA Policies in respect of Child Safeguarding and Protection. The Club is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all the young people who participate in the activities the Club promotes.

GAA Code of Behaviour

All coaches, mentors, players, parents and guardians are required to be bound by the principles and policies set out in the GAA Code of Behaviour – so it is essential that you are familiar with its contents. Please refer to the GAA Code of Behaviour (Underage) in the link below – that outlines guidance and policy for all involved in Underage Sport within the GAA, Ladies Football and Camogie Associations.

One of the most important sections of the Code of Behaviour (Underage) is Section 3, titled Maintaining Good Practice and Behaviour. This revised section outlines the minimum levels of behaviour we expect and accept from Young Players, from their Coaches, their Parents / Guardians, our Clubs, Referees and supporters. The Code of Behaviour is accessed at the link below:

https://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/child-safeguarding-and-protection/code-of-behaviour

The Child Safeguarding Statement is displayed on the club premises at the main entrance to the grounds and at the entrance to the clubhouse. On this document are QR codes 1, 2 and 3 which contain important policies in relation to Safeguarding and Protection.

The Club Children’s Officer is Pauric Daly; Contacts : childrensofficer.steunans.donegal@gaa.ie ; pbdaly2@gmail.com Mobile : 087 1268535

The Club Designated Liaison Person is Eunan Walsh :Mobile : 087 6179084