Safeguarding Training


Republic of Ireland

Safeguard 1: Basic Awareness, safeguarding children in sport. 

Safeguard 2: Club Childrens Officer

Safeguard 3: Designated Liaison Person.

Northern Ireland

Safeguarding Children and Young People in Sport

Designated Safeguarding Children's Officer

Refresher Course

The Safeguard 1 refresher course is for those who have attended an initial face to face Safeguard 1 of Safeguarding Children and Young People in Sport.

This is a free course created by Sport Ireland and Sport Northern Ireland.
The face to face qualification expires after 3 years and the refresher course can be completed to update the qualification.
This can be done after 3 years and is valid for 3 years at which point a face to face course should be attended again.


Safeguard 1/Safeguarding Children and Young People in Sport: Anyone who will be in regular and continuous contact with junior athletes (under 18).
Safeguard 2/Designated Safeguarding Children's Officer: Club Childrens Officer.(Must complete Safeguard 1 first).
Safeguard 3: Club Designated Person. (Only available in ROI.Must complete Safeguard 1 first).

Where can you complete the training

In Northern Ireland courses are offered by city councils. See link here to Sport NI Calendar. 

In the Republic of Ireland Local Sport Partnerships (LSPs) regularly run safeguarding programmes, we recommend contacting your LSPs to enquire about their next available course. Please see map for your nearest Local Sport Partnership and contact details below

CountyLocal Sport PartnershipWebsite
CarlowCounty Carlow Local Sports Partnership
CavanCavan Sports Partnership
ClareClare Sports Partnership
CorkCork Sports Partnership
DonegalDonegal Sports Partnership
Dublin CityDublin City Sport and Wellbeing Partnership
DublinDun Laoghaire - Rathdown Sports Partnership
DublinFingal community and leisure
GalwayGalway Sports Partnership
KerryKerry recreation & sports partnership
KildareKildare sports partnership
KilkennyKilkenny recreation & sports partnership
LaoisLaoise Sports Partnership
LeitrimLeitrim Sports Partnership
LimerickLimerick Sports Partnership
LongfordLongford Sports Partnership
LouthLouth Local Sports Parnership
MonaghanMonaghan Sports Partnership
MayoMayo Sports Partnership
MeathMeath Local Sports Partnership
OffalyOffaly Sports Partnership
RoscommonRoscommon Sports Partnership
SligoSligo Sport & recreation partnership
South Dublin CountySouth Dublin County Sports Partnership
TipperaryTipperary Sports Partnership
WaterfordWaterford Sports Partnership
WestmeathWestmeath Sports Partnership
WexfordSports Active Wexford
WicklowWicklow Local Sports Partnership