HSI are running and supporting a series of Safe Guarding Courses throughout Ireland
1. Safeguarding 1 – Basic Awareness Workshop in Child Welfare & Protection – a must for anyone working with children!
All Coaches, Club Children’s Officers and Designated Liaison Persons must first complete the 3 hour Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course. This course educates participants on the implementation of best practice in protecting the welfare of children involved in sport. This course must be renewed every three years.
2. Safeguarding 2 – Club Children’s Officer (CCO) Workshop – a must for all Club Children’s Officers
The old six hour Children’s Officer Training Course has been replaced by two separate three hour courses.
A Club Children’s Officer should be child centered in focus and have as the primary aim the establishment of a child centered ethos within the club. S/he is the link between the children and the adults in the club. S/he also takes responsibility for monitoring and reporting to the Club Management Committee on how club policy impacts on young people and Sports Leaders. The Children’s Officer msut complete Safeguarding 1 training and then Safeguarding 2 training.
3. Safeguarding 3 – Designated Liaison Person (DLP) Workshop
The third part of the ISC Child Welfare & Protection Training Programme is the Designated Liaison Person workshop.
A person appointed to the Designated Liaison Person position in a club must have completed the Basic Awareness Workshop in Child Welfare & Protection and should complete the NEW Designated Liaison Person 3 hour workshop. A club may appoint the same person to both the CCO and DLP positions however best practice advises that they are kept as separate role