Steps required to achieve compliance in Child Safeguarding.
Step #1. Review and complete the Child Safeguarding statement
Download the Child Safeguarding Statement Template.
Review your Child Safeguarding Statement, complete the blank sections and sign and date the document.
Display and promote it to members and stakeholders as per Section 11 of the Children First Act 2015, you are required to display your Child Safeguarding Statement in a prominent place in your club (notice board, public area etc).
We suggest that you also distribute your signed Child Safeguarding Statement to all members by mail/email/web or social media on an annual basis.
If you do not have a club house or website/social media page to display and distribute your Child Safeguarding Statement, you should display it at your matches as a temporary sign or poster.
Step #2. Review and complete Safeguarding Risk assessment
Download the Risk Assessment template.
The Risk Assessment has been pre-populated for you to review at your club meeting.
Each risk identified has been ranked and any supporting policies and guidance indicated.
You may wish to include other risks of potential harm that are specific for you or some risks listed may not be applicable to your club.
After you review your Risk Assessment, minute it at your meeting and get your Chairperson and Children’s Officer to sign and date it.
Step #3. Appoint a Club Children’s officer and Designated liaison person (ROI)
These persons should be appropriately vetted and complete appropriate Safeguarding training.
Step #4. Implement Cricket Ireland Safe recruitment Policy
Ensure all coaches /volunteers working with children attend appropriate Safeguarding training, are vetted and made aware of Cricket Ireland's code of conduct and reporting procedures.
Step #5. All persons in the club who will be in continuous or regular contact with children must complete their Garda vetting or Access NI check prior to beginning their role.
Send a confirmation email to your Provincial Union to confirm all the above. Scan and email your Safeguarding statement with a link to where it is displayed on your website, or a picture of it displayed publicly if you have no website. Please include name and contact details of persons in named positions (Designated Liaison / Children’s Officer positions)