GLTC – Child Protection Policy

GREYSTONES LAWN TENNIS CLUB CHILD SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

GLTC’s Child Safeguarding Statement has been developed in line with requirements under the Children First Act 2015

GLTC acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and Tennis Ireland requirements.

Our Safeguarding policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that all children

  • have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport at GLTC in a safe and child centred environment
  • are protected from abuse whilst participating in the club.

As part of our safeguarding policy GLTC will

  • promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people to participate in Tennis
  • ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people
  • ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern
  • ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored
  • prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals
  • ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.

Risk Assessment

As part of our commitment to Child Safeguarding GLTC have carried out a Safeguarding Risk Assessment which indicates the areas of potential risk of harm, the likelihood of the risk occurring, and gives the required policy, guidance or process documents required to alleviate these risks. The list of risks identified are contained in the following categories:

RISK:

POLICY:

Club and Coaching Practices:

GLTC Coach Education & Access to Training Policy

GLTC Recruitment Policy

GLTC Supervision Policy

GLTC Photography and Usage Policy

GLTC Code of Conduct Coaches + Parents

GLTC Safe Guarding Policy

GLTC Complaints Policy

GLTC Travel and Hosting Policy

Complaints & Disciplinary:

GLTC Complaints Policy

GLTC Communications Policy

Reporting Procedures

GLTC Statutory Reporting Policy

GLTC Reporting Policy

GLTC Coach Education & Access to Training Policy

GLTC Code of Conduct Coaches

Use of Facilities:

GLTC Coach Education & Access to Training Policy

GLTC Supervision Policy

GLTC Photography and Usage Policy

GLTC Safe Guarding Policy

Recruitment:

GLTC Recruitment Policy

Communications

GLTC Coach Education & Access to Training Policy

GLTC Photography and Usage

GLTC Communications Policy

GLTC Code of Conduct Members

General Risk of Harm

GLTC Safe Guarding Policy

GLTC Coach Education & Access to Training Policy

Monitoring

We recognise that implementation is an ongoing process. The policy will be reviewed every two years, or in the following circumstances:

  • changes in legislation and/or government guidance
  • as required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board, Tennis Ireland
  • as a result of any other significant change or event.

GLTC DLP

GLTC Female Children’s Officer

GLTC Male Children’s Officer

Kathy Scott

Emma Brien

Ken Moore

087 7468844

087 2218868

087 9272786

List of all documents related to child safeguarding:

GLTC Committee July 2018

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