The Children’s Officer course provides a great opportunity for sports clubs to lead the way in terms of models of good practice for children’s sport. The training will provide information and resources on how to put in place effective Child Protection measures in your sports club. Recommendations from the Irish Sports Council are that every club involved with children and young people should appoint a Children’s Officer. This person should be child centred in focus and should have as their primary aim the establishment of a child centred ethos within the club. They are the link between the children and the adults in the club.
The functions of the Children’s Officer include:
- To promote awareness of the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport within the club and particularly among the children and their parents/guardians.
- To influence policy and practice within the club in order to prioritise children’s needs.
- To provide an accessible resource to children through the creation of forums.
Clubs are encouraged to send 2 representatives to the training, one of which should be the designated Children’s Officer within the club. It is essential that those who wish to attend the training have attended the 4-hour Irish Sports Council Code of Ethics Basic Awareness/Child Protection Training workshop.
If you are interested in attending this course or for more information contact us on 090 6630853 or firstname.lastname@example.org