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Safeguarding Training

The GAA have three levels of Child Safeguarding Training now in place in our Association and attendance is dependent on what role a person may have in relation to their work with children. All training is interactive, fully certified and accredited 3-hour workshops delivered by tutors who have been trained and approved by Sport NI or Sport Ireland and the Association.

Safeguarding 1

Safeguarding Children and Young People in Sport Awareness Workshops relevant to coaches and others who work in a regulated role with children in the Association. Completion is valid for 3 years.

This course can now be completed virtually or face to face and is a mandatory requirement for anyone working with children or young people in the association and must be completed prior to commencement of their position in the club. It is an excellent resource that assists clubs and individuals in the vital area of safeguarding and will help to ensure that clubs have the appropriate safeguarding policies and procedures in place so that they are compliant with both legal and best practice requirements in this area.

Safeguarding 2 – Club Children’s Officer Training for Club Children’s Officer.

Please note all participants must have a valid Safeguarding 1 certificate prior to commencement of this course. Completion is valid for 3 years.

Safeguarding 3 – Designated Liaison Person Training for DLPS in Clubs.

Please note all participants must have a valid Safeguarding 1 certificate prior to commencement of this course. Completion is valid for 3 years.

To organise a course for your club or to book a place on Safeguarding 2 or 3 please contact your County Children’s Officer below.

Online Safeguarding 1 Refresher

The GAA recently developed an Online Safeguarding 1 Refresher programme for those who previously attended a face to face Safeguarding 1 workshop. This programme can only be completed if you have attended a face to face Safeguarding 1 workshop within the last three years.

The online refresher may also be availed of by those who have attended relevant safeguarding training with other sports NGBs or through Sport NI.

You can avail of the Online Safeguarding 1 Refresher here.

GAA Safeguarding Training Policy

The Gaelic Games Associations’ recently launched the Safeguarding Training Policy which outlines the three levels of training and depending on your role with children in the Association what training you are required to attend.

County Name Email
 Antrim Barney Herron  childrensofficer.antrim@gaa.ie
 Armagh Gary Farrell  childrensofficer.armagh@gaa.ie
 Cavan Anne Fortune  childrensofficer.cavan@gaa.ie
 Derry Sean Devlin childrensofficer.derry@gaa.ie
 Donegal Daireen McMenamin  childrensofficer.donegal@gaa.ie
Down Fergus Cooper childrensofficer.down@gaa.ie
 Fermanagh Anita Kehoe childrensofficer.fermanagh@gaa.ie
 Monaghan Mary McEneaney childrensofficer.monaghan@gaa.ie
 Tyrone Stephen Sherry childrensofficer.tyrone@gaa.ie


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