Killoe GAA is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all young people who wish to participate in our Gaelic Games and activities. We will take all practicable steps to protect them from discernible forms of abuse, from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment and shall respect their rights, wishes and feelings.
We do this by:
- Recognising that all children have the right to be protected from harm.
- Ensuring that coaches & volunteers are carefully recruited and selected and accept responsibility for ensuring the well-being of children in their care.
- Responding swiftly and appropriately to protect the welfare of children who participate in our games/activities.
- Providing parents and children with the opportunity to voice any concerns that they may have.
- Appointing a designated Children’s Officer to our Club Executive at our Annual General Meeting.
- Ensuring that all allegations of abuse of young people are confidentially dealt with in accordance the Association’s Guidelines for Dealing with Allegations of Abuse (Fourth Edition 2009) and with statutory guidelines and relevant legislation.
- Ensuring that members, coaches, team mentors, administrators, parents/guardians and spectators adhere to GAA Codes of Behaviour.
For more information on GAA’s Child Welfare click on the various links below.
- Child Welfare & Protection – Guidance Notes
- GAA’s Code of Best Practice
- GAA’s Code of Behaviour
- Contacting Underage players
- Tackling Bullying
- Dealing with Allegations of Abuse
Garda Vetting Service:
- Garda Vetting Service
- GAA Garda Vetting Form
- Garda Vetting Form Guidance
- Parent/Guardian Vetting Consent Form
Sources: Official GAA Website & Longford GAA Website.