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About Safeguarding Workshops
All Coaches, Children’s Officers and Designated Liaison Persons (DLP) 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.
A person appointed to the Club Children’s Officer position in a club must have completed safeguarding 1 (Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness workshop) and should complete the NEW Club Children’s Officer 3 hour workshop.
This course will help the Club Children’s Officer to carry out the function of their role in the club and support the implementation of best practice in the club. Participants will also receive a Club Children’s Officer Action Planning document as part of the training.
Club Children’s Officer
Club Children’s Officers should be child centred in focus and have as the primary aim the establishment of a child centred 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
A person appointed to the Designated Liaison Person position in a club must have completed the Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course 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 roles.
The third part of the ISC Child Welfare & Protection Training Programme is the Designated Liaison Person workshop. This workshop is currently under review and will be available to clubs in the Summer/Autumn of 2015.
Designated Liaison Person
Every club/organisation should designate a person to be responsible for dealing with any concerns about the protection of children. The Designated Liaison Person is responsible for reporting allegations or suspicions of child abuse to TULSA Child and Family Agency or Social Services (NI) and/or An Garda Siochán / PSNI. It is recommended that this person is a senior club person.
However, if there is difficulty identifying a separate individual to take this role, the Club Children’s Officer can be appointed as Designated Liaison Person once the club/organisation is clear about the responsibilities of each role.
The organisation’s child protection policy and procedures should include the name and contact details of the Designated Liaison Person and the responsibilities attached to the role.
An introductory course designed to provide you with skills and ideas on how to adapt your sport, physical activity or physical education sessions to make them more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities.
This 2 hour workshop workshop is designed to build awareness around people with disabilities participating in community sport and physical activity.
Inclusive Fitness Training is designed to increase the confidence and awareness of fitness managers, fitness professionals and all front line staff to work with people with disabilities in the fitness sector.
The training will provide access to resources that will increase the knowledge of fitness managers and fitness professionals to create inclusive environments and programmes in the fitness sector for people with disabilities.
The course covers a wide variety of topics including disability and perceptions, communication techniques, Planning and Teaching the TREE Adaptation Tool, Pre-screening, assessment and auditing and facility access plus much more.
Sports First Aid
This course can include Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) certified Automated External Defibrillator (AED) & Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training.
This course is suitable for coaches, instructors, teachers, supervisors sports assistants, volunteers and all involved in sport. For information on holding or attending a Sports First Aid Course, please contact us at Wicklowlsp@wicklowcoco.ie
For other training opportunities please contact us at Wicklowlsp@wicklowcoco.ie