Child Protection

Kilkenny Swimming Club is fully committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of its members. Every individual of the Club should, at all times, show respect, understanding for the right safety and welfare and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principals of the Club, Child Protection and Welfare guidelines of Swim Ireland and the Guidelines contained in the code of ethics and good practice for children’s sport. To ensure that the best practice is followed by Kilkenny Swimming Club we work closely with Swim Ireland to promote best practice in our Swimming Club and we comply with the Guidelines of the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport and Child Welfare Guidelines of Swim Ireland. This is downloadble by clicking on the link below.

Under the “Child Protection Guidelines for Parents and Officials” every Club must appoint a minimum of two Child Liaison Officers with the principal role the welfare of the children. They are available to any swimmer or parent who concerned under the Code of Ethics and Good Practice in Children’s Sport or under the law of Swim Ireland. They operate independently of the Club Committee and coaches and in confidence. The role of the designated person (who is an Officer of the Club Committee) is to report all Child Protection concerns to the Statutory Authorities.

Swim Ireland Safeguarding Children Policies and Procedures 2010