TI Safeguarding Statement & Children First Guidance for Clubs

TRIATHLON IRELAND SAFEGUARD STATEMENT 2018

CLUB TEMPLATES

CHILDREN FIRST SAFEGUARDING RISK ASSESSMENT

CHILDREN FIRST SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT 

CLUB GUIDANCE

 STEP ONE - REVIEW THE RISK ASSESSMENT DOCUMENT

  • The Risk Assessment has been pre-populated for you to review at your club meeting.
  • Each risk identified has been ranked and any supporting policies and guidance indicated.
  • You may wish to include other risks of potential harm that are specific for you or some risks listed may not be applicable to you.
  • After you review your Risk Assessment, minute it at your meeting and get your Chairperson and Children’s Officer to sign and date it.

STEP TWO - CLUB CHILD SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

  •  When step one is completed review your Child Safeguarding Statement, complete the blank sections and sign and date the document.

STEP THREE – DISPLAY YOUR CHILD SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

  • As per Section 11 of the Children First Act 2015, you are required to display your Child Safeguarding Statement in a prominent place in your club (notice board, public area etc).
  • We suggest that you also distribute your signed Child Safeguarding Statement to all members by mail/email/web or social media on an annual basis.
  • If you do not have a premises or website/social media page to display and distribute your Child Safeguarding Statement, you should display it at your events/sessions as a temporary sign or poster. 

STEP FOUR - CONFIRMATION OF COMPLIANCE VIA EMAIL.

  • Scan and email your  Safeguard Statement to niamh@triathlonireland.com with a link to where it is displayed on your club website/social media.
  • TI requests that you send an excel document listing those in your club who are coaching juniors once this is established.