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					   Child Protection



Presented by: Olivia Smyth Murphy
      Branch Welfare Officer
      Roles & Responsibilities of
       Branch Welfare Officer
   Report to & advise Branch Management
    Committee (BMC) on child protection issues
   Promote child protection in the Branch
   Assist in the organisation of child protection
    training




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    Child Protection in the Branch
   69 clubs in Lifesavers Ireland
   38 clubs (57%) have nominated & informed the
    Branch who their Club Welfare Officer (CWO)
    is
   43% of clubs have not informed the Branch who
    their CWO is
   29 clubs are not adhering to the guidelines as
    laid out in section 5.1 of our guideline document
   Child Welfare, Good Practice & Child
    Protection Policy and Procedures
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Roles & Responsibilities of Club
    Welfare Officer (CWO)
   Ensure club awareness & compliance with
    RLSS Child Protection Policy (CPP)
   Receive, record, & report any child protection
    concerns quickly
   Liase with Branch Welfare Officer
   Be aware of the local statutory child protection
    network

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         Club Welfare Officer –
          person specification
Must be: -
i.   over 18 years of age (as the definition of a child is
     anyone under 18 years of age)
ii.  in full current membership of RLSS
iii. trustworthy, able to respect confidentiality, a good
     communicator & known to the members of the
     club
iv. willing to undertake training in child protection
     procedures

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        Child Protection in Sport
          awareness training
4 hour module: -
i.   rolled out by the Irish Sports Council
ii. through the Local Sports Partnership network
iii. providing information on codes of conduct,
     recruitment & selection, and awareness of the
     appropriate club response to allegations of child abuse
iv. suitable for all Trainer Assessors (TAs), Teachers &
     Assistant Trainer Assessors (ATAs) subject to
     participants being over 18 years of age
v.   certified

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        Child Protection in Sport
          awareness training
To avail of the 4 hour Child Protection in Sport awareness
    training: -
•   all TAs, Teachers & ATAs wishing to undertake this
    training should contact their nearest Local Sports
    Partnership (details available from Branch Welfare
    Officer)
•   if TAs, Teachers & ATAs cannot attend a course in
    their area, then a series of courses will be arranged by
    the Branch Welfare Officer
•   please note, a nominal fee may be charged for
    attendance at these courses, however it is hoped that
    some grant assistance may become available in the
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    future
       Children’s Officer training
6 hour module: -
i.   also rolled out by the Irish Sports Council in
     conjunction with the Health Services Executive
ii.  through the Local Sports Partnership network
iii. providing
iv.  suitable for CWOs
v.   certified

Further information on this course will be available from
     the Branch Welfare Officer in due course
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                 Time frame
It is recommended that: -
i. CWOs for the remaining 29 clubs to be
     nominated
ii. All TAs, Teachers & ATAs undertake the 4
     hour Child Protection in Sport awareness
     training
iii. Copies of all certificates of attendance at the
     the 4 hour Child Protection in Sport awareness
     training should be forwarded to the Branch
     Welfare Officer

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Contact Details

Branch Welfare Officer
  Lifesavers Ireland
  Carmichael House
North Brunswick Street
       Dublin

       Email:
     Telephone:
Questions ?




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