Child Welfare

Child Safeguarding Statement

Oughterard AFC in accordance with the FAI Rulebook, FAI Child Welfare and Safeguarding policy, other FAI policies, procedures and our legislative requirements have agreed this Child Safeguarding Statement which is binding on all members. Oughterard AFC is a Football Club operating on a Local scale Providing sporting activities and opportunities for children and young people through participation in clubs. The Club offers sporting activities to children and young people from the age of 5 to 18. Oughterard AFC recruits over 60 volunteers with over 400 participants. Oughterard AFC is committed to safeguarding children and by working under the guidance of our Safeguarding Policies and procedures, our staff, both volunteers and employed working with our children and young people, throughout the Club, seek to create a safe and fun environment for children and young people to participate in their sport.

Principles to Safeguard Children from Harm

This statement recognises that in accordance with legislation and the requirements of FAI Rulebook, FAI Child Welfare and Safeguarding policy, other FAI policies and procedures that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. Oughterard AFC is established on a number of core principles: the needs of the Child, integrity and respect, environment, equality, fair play, welfare and safety in football. These underlying principles underpin our rules, policies, and procedures to ensure that when Children participating in our activities, they do so, as far as is practicable, in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Risk Assessment

In preparing this statement the Club have completed a Risk Assessment of the potential risk of harm to children when they are participating in any of our games and attending our activities. The Risk Assessment was undertaken on (March 10th 2020). The table below lists the area of Risk identified and the list of procedures and policies for managing these risks

Pat Mannion is the club’s Child Welfare Officer.

His telephone number is 085-1680232.

Barney McAleer is the club’s Designated Liaison Person.

His number is 087-6291547