RI believes that we and our clubs have a duty to promote a positive experience and safeguard children and vulnerable persons from abuse or poor practice. By encouraging all clubs to implement the RI guidance we believe that everyone in rowing will benefit – participants, carers and coaches.
RI has produced complete safeguarding guidance for clubs, to compliment the RI Safeguarding Policy
What clubs should do
In Northern Ireland the Club framework for safeguarding standards in sport clubs with a self assessment checklist document for sport. This is based on the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) sponsored document for the voluntary sector called Getting It Right. Clubs in the Republic of Ireland can still use the framework as a guide.
To support clubs in implementing best practice RI has produced the following:
Code of Conduct to inform:
a) Young People (rowers under 18)
b) Parents, and
Reporting forms, these are sample forms to be used when recording and reporting on incidents to the Designated Officer and statutory authorities.
a) For Republic of Ireland Designated Officer is: Tom Fennessey – 0868308610
b) For Northern Ireland Designated Officer is: Brenda Ewing – 07979253900
Recruitment forms for those working with young people and vulnerable persons, which includes:
Coach/volunteer application form
Coach/volunteer self-declaration form
Recommended Membership / Consent form
Rowing Ireland guidance on;