St Mark’s GAA Club is committed to providing and maintaining a safe environment for all young people enjoying games and activities within our club.
We follow all safeguarding policies here in St Mark’s and take all practicable steps to protect children from any form of abuse, harm, discrimination or degrading treatment - respecting their rights, wishes and feelings at all times.
St Mark’s GAA Club has adopted all provisions of the Children First Act commenced.
Most notably for the GAA, these include the requirements to adopt all provisions in relation to mandatory reporting of child abuse, ensuring the appointment of what can be termed key child safeguarding officers, which include our Designated Liaison Person Gary Mahon and Children’s Officer, Sarah Beattie.
Our Children’s Officer, Sarah Beattie, is responsible for dealing with any concerns relating to the possible abuse of children as reported or made known to them.
Sarah can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling 087 689 1893.
CODE OF BEHAVIOUR
An online version of the Code of Behaviour (Underage), has been launched online and has been agreed between the GAA, LGFA, Camogie Association, GAA Handball Ireland, and GAA Rounders and adopted by St Mark’s GAA Club.
For the Code of Behaviour, CLICK HERE
HSE NATIONAL COUNSELLING SERVICE
Freephone: 1800 235 234
(Mon to Fri, 9am - 5.30pm)
All documentation relating to child welfare can be found below:
Gaelic Games Safeguarding Training Policy 2020
For details of the Gaelic Games Safeguarding Policy, CLICK HERE