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 children@swimireland.ie

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.

Workshops

Safeguarding Children: Anti-Bullying Workshop

Autumn 2014

Part of Swim Ireland’s on-going safeguarding programme for Clubs

This Anti-Bullying workshop is being delivered by Patricia Kennedy from Sticks and Stones (please view their work on their website www.sticksandstones.ie).

Who should attend?

The workshop will be interactive and is a must for Children’s Officers, Coaches, Teachers, Team Managers and other roles who have direct interaction with young people in the Club.  It will also be useful for committee members to understand the importance of our Anti-Bullying programme within the Club structure.

When and where are the workshops?

The workshops are being held in various locations around the country to accommodate as many clubs as possible:

Region

Day

Date

Time

Venue

Leinster

Monday

22nd September

6.30pm – 9.30pm

Irish Sport HQ, Dublin

Leinster

Wednesday

24th September

6.30pm – 9.30pm

Waterfront LC, Enniscorthy

Munster

Monday

29th September

6.30pm – 9.30pm

The Pavilion, UL, Limerick

Ulster

Wednesday

8th October

6.30pm – 9.30pm

Lisburn Leisure Centre

Munster

Tuesday

4th November

6.30pm – 9.30pm

Hibernian Hotel, Mallow

Connacht

Wednesday

5th November

6.30pm – 9.30pm

ArdRi House Hotel, Tuam

Ulster

Wednesday

12th November

6.30pm – 9.30pm

Ulster tbc

Anti-Bullying Workshops Information