Safeguarding young people and athletes is an overarching ethos for Swim Ireland and must be a priority for all adults working with and responsible for children. This ethos is reflected in our Swim Ireland Safeguarding Children Policies, our rules and in the mandatory requirements for members and Clubs where involved with young people. These are important documents for all members to read and implement.
The Youth Development Department liaises with Club Children’s Officers and other relevant people working in Clubs and Associate members, helping and supporting all members with the implementation of safeguarding requirements. The Youth Development Director, Kate Hills, also the National Children’s Officer for Swim Ireland, advises and guides Club Support Officers to assist Clubs in following the policies and procedures and is available for any queries or issues that may arise. Kate can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org