The following Leitrim Sports Partnership Safeguarding courses will be held in the month of November.
A Safeguarding 2 workshop will take place on Thursday November 15, from 7pm to 10pm in Leitrim County Council offices in Carrick-on-Shannon, the cost of the course is €20
A person appointed to the Club Children’s Officer position in a club must have 3completed 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.
A Safeguarding 3 - Designated Liaison Person (DLP) Workshop will take place on Thursday November 29, from 7pm-10pm in Leitrim County Council Offices in Carrick-on-Shannon and the cost of the course is €20
The third part of the ISC Child Welfare & Protection Training Programme is the Safeguarding 3 - Designated Liaison Person (DLP) Workshop. Every club/organisation should designate a person to be responsible for dealing with any concerns about the protection of children.
The Designated Liaison Person is responsible for reporting allegations or suspicions of child abuse to TUSLA Child and Family Agency or Social Service (NI) and /or An Garda Siochána/ PSNI. It is recommended that this person is a senior club person.
However, if there is difficulty identifying a separate individual to take this role, the Club Children’s Officer can be appointed as Designated Liaison Person once the club/organisation is clear about the responsibilities of each role.
The organisation’s child protection policy and procedures should include the name and contact details of the Designated Liaison Person and the responsibilities attached to the role.
A person appointed to the Designated Liaison Person position in a club must have completed the Basic Awareness Workshop in Child Welfare & Protection and should complete the NEW 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.
To book your place on either course, contact Leitrim Sports Partnership on 071-9650498 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.