Policies > Child Safeguarding Statement
Hockey Ireland provides various sporting activities and opportunities for young people through participation in clubs, regional/provincial events and through our national teams. Thurles Hockey Club is committed to safeguarding children and by working under the guidance of our Hockey Ireland’s Safeguarding Policies our volunteers, working with our young people, throughout the organisation, seek to create a safe environment for young people to grow and develop.
Thurles Hockey Club’s written Risk Assessment document indicates the areas of potential risk of harm, the likelihood of the risk occurring, and gives the required policy, guidance or process documents require to alleviate these risks. The list of risks identified are contained in the following categories: Club and Coaching Practices; Complaints & Discipline; Reporting Procedures; Use of Facilities; Recruitment; Communications; and General Risk of Harm. The most recent Risk Assessment was undertaken on the 10th October 2021. Our Child Safeguarding Statement has been developed in line with requirements under the Children First Act 2015, (the Children First: National Guidance, and Tusla’s Child Safeguarding: A Guide for Policy, Procedure and Practice.
In addition to our Risk Assessment document described above, there are further procedures that support our intention to safeguard children while they are availing of our activities. Thurles Hockey Club has the following procedures in place as part of our Safeguarding Policies:
The Person for Hockey Ireland is Dwyne Hill. We recognise that implementation is an ongoing process. Our Club is committed to the implementation of this Child Safeguarding Statement and the procedures that support our intention to keep children safe from harm while availing of our activities.
This Child Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed annually at the club’s AGM.