Safeguarding 3 – Designated Liaison Person
Th Galway Sports Partnership are running a Safeguarding 3 workshop at Centrepoint, Liosban Industrial Estate, Tuam Road, Galway on the 24th of October
This course is for anyone who has been appointed to the Designated Liaison Person position in a club.
You must have completed the Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course and should complete the Safeguarding 2 (Club Children’s Officer) 3-hour workshops before attending this course.
A club may appoint the same person to both the CCO and DLP positions however best practice advises that they are kept as separate roles.
Who Should Be A Designated Liaison Person?
Every club and organisation should designate a person to be responsible for dealing with any concerns about the protection of children.
The Designated Liaison Person is responsible for reporting allegations or suspicions of child abuse to TULSA Child and Family Agency or Social Services (NI) and/or An Garda Siochán / PSNI.
It is recommended that this person is a senior club person. However, if there is difficulty identifying a separate individual to take this role, the Club Children’s Officer can be appointed as Designated Liaison Person once the club/organisation is clear about the responsibilities of each role.
The organisation’s child protection policy and procedures should include the name and contact details of the Designated Liaison Person and the responsibilities attached to the role
About the workshop
The workshop will highlight the main principles of the code of Ethics and look at your role in your club to create and maintain the safest possible environment for sport for young people.
- Understand the background to safeguard children and young people in sport.
- Identify best practise procedures to safeguard children and young people in sport.
- Understand the different categories of child abuse.
- Identify the signs of abuse.
- Act appropriately if abuse is suspected.
- Develop an action plan if appropriate
All clubs should have in place or adopt child protection policies and procedures as outlined in the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport.
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Participants attending Designated Liaison Person workshop must be over 18 years of age.
This course is valid for 3 years from the date of the course.
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