Child Welfare

The welfare of the child is paramount to us. Therefore, we want to ensure that the children who are involved with and are members of Skerries Athletic Club are protected and kept safe from harm while they are in our care.

We follow best practice in Child Welfare, and fully adhere to Athletics Ireland’s recommended processes in this area.  To maintain an open and transparent approach we have adopted the Athletics Ireland’s Safeguarding Statement, Codes of Conduct, related policies, and guidelines as our own. Where we have customised policies to be club specific, they are included below.

The Athletics Ireland material is available on their website under Child Welfare which can be found HERE.  (link is Child Protection Plan for Athletics | Athletics Ireland)

Skerries AC customised Child Welfare policies

SKERRIES AC Safeguarding Statement

SKERRIES AC SAFE RECRUITMENT POLICY

SKERRIES AC PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMING CODE

SKERRIES AC PROCEDURES FOR DEALING WITH ALLEGATIONS AGAINST COACHES/VOLUNTEERS

Skerries AC Child Welfare Team

Gareth McQuillan – Chairperson and Designated Liaison Person

Ruth Sheridan – Deputy Designated Liaison Person

The Designated Liaison Person is responsible for reporting any allegations or suspicions of child abuse or welfare to TUSLA or the Gardaí.

Aishling Tinkler – Club Children’s Officer

Aoife Power – Club Children’s Officer

The Club Children’s Officer is responsible for helping to create a child centred environment that promotes the welfare of children and young people engaged in sports activities.

The team may be contacted via email at skerriesac@gmail.com or at training sessions.