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GAA Code of Best Practice when working with Underage Players

Child Safeguarding Statement

To view the Child Safeguarding statement click here

Child Protection

St Pats GAA Club follows all guidelines as noted in GAA Code of Best Practice when working with Underage Players. We have a Club Children’s Officer and a Club Health and Wellbeing Officer in place.

Children’s Officer

Children’s Officer

The Club Children’s Officer shall assist in promoting a child and youth centered ethos in the Club. They are the link between the children/young people and the adults within the club. The key role of the Club Children’s Officer is to ensure the implementation and promotion of the relevant Child Welfare and Protection Codes and Guidelines for good practice in the Club, so as to ensure that young people can participate, enjoy and benefit from our Gaelic Games in safe and enjoyable surroundings. Our Games – Our Code is the agreed good practice reference and policy document that is central to guiding the Children’s Officer in their role, (see here).

Garda Vetting

We oversee the implementation of Garda Vetting checks, as appropriate, within the Club. Current information on Vetting in the GAA, including an online vetting form can be found here