Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation Irealnd

Safeguarding and Garda Vetting Guidance

The primary focus of the SKIF Ireland is to safeguard Children and Vulnerable Persons across SKIF Ireland.

In accordance with The National Vetting Bureau (Children And Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012, all Instructors / Coaches or any adults who supervise children or vulnerable persons must be Garda Vetted and completed the relavent Safeguarding courses for their position within their club.

If you are unsure about which courses and protection you need to have in place at your club. Please click on the dropdown menu to find out more information or please reach out to the SKIF Ireland Child Welfare Officer.

Joanne Whitney Noonan
SKIF Ireland Child Welfare Officer
Address: Springvale, Ballydrehid, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, E21 EP23, Ireland
Telephone: +353861787524
Email: childwelfare@ski-ireland.com

Club Instructor / Coach / Supervisor

You will require the following completed

Garda Vetting

Under the Act, any person whose work or activity involves access to children or vulnerable persons must be vetted. Anyone within your club coaching but also including volunteers who supervise on a regular basis.

Download the Following Documents

Safeguarding 1 Course

All Coaches, volunteers, Children’s Officers and Designated Liaison Persons (DLP) must first complete the 3 hour Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course. This course educates participants on the implementation of best practice in protecting the welfare of children involved in sport.

Where to get this course

These Safeguarding courses are run by all the local sports councils. To find your local sports partnership.
Click here to find your local sports partnership.

Club Children's Officer

You will require the following completed

Garda Vetting

Under the Act, any person whose work or activity involves access to children or vulnerable persons must be vetted. Anyone within your club coaching but also including volunteers who supervise on a regular basis.

Download the Following Documents

Safeguarding 1 Course

All Coaches, volunteers, Children’s Officers and Designated Liaison Persons (DLP) must first complete the 3 hour Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course. This course educates participants on the implementation of best practice in protecting the welfare of children involved in sport.

Safeguarding 2 Course

A person appointed to the Club Children’s Officer position in a club must have completed safeguarding 1 (Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness workshop) and should complete the Club Children’s Officer 3 hour workshop. This course will help the Club Children’s Officer to carry out the function of their role in the club and support the implementation of best practice in the club. Participants will also receive a Club Children’s Officer Action Planning document as part of the training.

Where to get these courses

These Safeguarding courses are run by all the local sports councils. To find your local sports partnership.
Click here to find your local sports partnership.

Club Designated Liaison Person

You will require the following completed

Garda Vetting

Under the Act, any person whose work or activity involves access to children or vulnerable persons must be vetted. Anyone within your club coaching but also including volunteers who supervise on a regular basis.

Download the Following Documents

Safeguarding 1 Course

All Coaches, volunteers, Children’s Officers and Designated Liaison Persons (DLP) must first complete the 3 hour Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course. This course educates participants on the implementation of best practice in protecting the welfare of children involved in sport.

Safeguarding 3 Course

A person appointed to the Designated Liaison Person position in a club must have completed the Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course and should complete the Designated Liaison Person 3 hour workshop. A club may appoint the same person to both the CCO and DLP positions however best practice advises that they are kept as separate roles.

Where to get these courses

These Safeguarding courses are run by all the local sports councils. To find your local sports partnership.
Click here to find your local sports partnership.