UCD Marian Child Safeguarding Statement
UCD Marian (“the Club”) is committed to safeguarding children and, by working under the guidance of a Child Safeguarding Policy, the Club volunteers seek to create a safe environment for young people to grow and develop.
The Club has undertaken a written Safeguarding Risk Assessment which indicates areas of potential risk of harm and outlines the required policy and guidance required to alleviate these risks.
Risks identified are categorised under the headings: Club and Coaching Practices; Complaints & Discipline; Use of Facilities; Club Communications & Social Media; Recruitment and Reporting Procedures.
The Safeguarding Risk Assessment was undertaken on 20/02/2018
This Child Safeguarding Statement has been developed in line with the requirements of the Children First Act 2015 and Tusla’s Child Safeguarding: A Guide for Policy, Procedure and Practice.
In addition to the Safeguarding Risk Assessment document described above, there are further procedures that support the Club’s intention to safeguard children while they are availing of Club activities.
UCD Marian has the following procedures in place as part of its Child Safeguarding Policy:
Procedures for the safe recruitment of volunteers to work with children in the Club
Procedures for access to child safeguarding training and information, including the identification of the occurrence of harm
Procedures for the management of allegations of abuse or misconduct by Club volunteers against a child availing of Club activities
Procedures for reporting of child protection or welfare concerns to Statutory Authorities
The Club recognises that implementation of these procedures is an ongoing process and is committed to the implementation of this Safeguarding Statement and the procedures that support the Club’s intention to keep children safe from harm while availing of its activities.
This Child Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed regularly and no later than February 2020.
Updated 19 April 2018