The following child protection training/workshops are tailored for sports organisations and are the courses recognised by Swim Ireland.
- Children in Sport Awareness Workshop (Code of Ethics) – Irish Sports Council
- Safeguarding Young People in Sport – Sport NI
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
There are several Safeguarding Young People workshops being held in the regions in early in September/October. These workshops will be covering the recent updates to vetting and other relevant topics for club children’s officers, committees and other members working with young people.
|POSTPONED tba||Wednesday||4th September||6.30 – 9.30pm||Limerick|
|POSTPONED to 5/10||Thursday||5th September||6.30 – 9.30pm||ISHQ|
|Saturday||7th September||9.30am – 12.30pm||Mallow|
|Saturday||7th September||3.00 – 6.00pm||New Ross|
|**Tuesday||1st October||6.30 – 9.30pm||Belfast|
|**Wednesday||2nd October||6.30 – 9.30pm||Ballygawley Community centre|
|**Saturday||5th October||2.00pm – 5.00pm||Irish Sport HQ|
** Revised dates to accommodate clubs in regions
Contact your Support Officer/Development Officer for further details and booking for these workshops (booking form can be accessed here)
Connacht: Vincent Finn email@example.com
Leinster: Aisling McKeever firstname.lastname@example.org
Munster: Cathal Geraghty email@example.com
Ulster: Ruth McQuillan firstname.lastname@example.org
You can attend any of the workshops in any region that is convenient for you.