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Club Policies

Lombardstown tennis Club is fully committed to safeguarding the well being of its members. Every individual in the club should at all times show respect and understanding for their rights, safety and welfare, and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the club and the guidelines contained in the Safeguarding Children and Young People in Tennis Manual

Safeguarding Documents

For several years now, our club has taken a pro-active role in working with Tennis Ireland, our National Governing Body (NGB)  to ensure the highest level of compliance within our sport in terms of the Legislation and TUSLA’s National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children. 

LTC Risk Assessment and Child Safeguarding Statement

The risk assessment considers the potential for harm to come to children whilst they are in care and precedes the Child Safeguarding Statement (Section 11 (1b) Children First Act 2015) which is developed following this risk assessment process. In accordance with the requirements of Section 11 (1) of the Children First Act 2015 (ROI) the risk is of abuse and not general health and safety risk (covered under a separate H&S policy and risk assessment).

Section 11 (1) of the Children First Act 2015 (ROI) states that where an organisation proposes to operate as a provider of a relevant service, they shall, within 3 months from the date on which they commence as such a provider undertake an assessment of any potential for harm to a child while availing of the service.

The Children First Act 2015 (ROI) requires organisations in Ireland that are providers of relevant services to prepare a Child Safeguarding Statement. This is good practice and a funding requirement for all sporting organisations throughout Ireland. The Child Safeguarding Statement is a written statement that specifies the service being provided and the principles, that a child availing of the service is safe from harm. Your service should ensure that your Child Safeguarding Statement has due regard to the Children First Guidance or equivalent and any other child protection guidelines issued by the relevant government departments or any guidelines issued by statutory authorities concerning Child Safeguarding Statements.

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