Training & Development

The following child protection training/workshops are tailored for sports organisations and are the courses recognised by Swim Ireland.

Basic workshops

  • Children in Sport Awareness Workshop (Code of Ethics) – Irish Sports Council
  • Safeguarding Young People in Sport – Sport NI

Advanced workshops

    • Club Children’s Officer Workshop – Irish Sports Council
    • Child Protection: Designated Officer – Sport NI

Previous/alternative courses may be accepted on application to the NCO

Access to the required training is available locally through the Swim Ireland and this is arranged on demand. Contact your Club to arrange a course locally or Swim Ireland directly for courses in your area.

Basic child protection training is a pre-requisite for Swim Ireland qualifications, so if you are thinking of becoming a team manager, a teacher or perhaps joining the committee attend a child protection course as soon as you have an opportunity and we encourage parents to attend as well. Apply to Education department for further information on training courses.


Safeguarding Children: Anti-Bullying Workshop (Autumn 2014)

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Mood Matters: Workshop for Adults (October/November 2014)

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