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Child Protection

Baile Buadáin Naomh Éanna is fully committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all young people who participate in our activities. We always do everything in our power to take all practicable steps to safeguard children from any discernible forms of abuse, harm, discrimination or degrading treatment and we respect their rights, wishes and feelings at all times.

Ballyboden St Endas Child Safeguarding Statement

Please see below the GAA Code of Behaviour(Underage) that guides best practice among all involved in Underage Sport within the GAA, Camogie, Ladies Football and Rounders Associations. Ballyboden St Enda’s Guidelines for Juveniles Mentors Parents & Guardians is derived from the GAA Code of Behaviour.

GAA Code of Behaviour (Underage)

Ballyboden St Endas Guidelines for Juveniles Mentors Parents & Guardians

One of the most relevant sections of the Code of Behaviour is Section 3, now titled Maintaining Good Practice and Behaviour. This revised section outlines the minimum levels of behaviour we expect and accept from Young Players, from their Coaches, their Parents, our Clubs, Referees and Supporters. Below is the link to Maintaining Good Practice and Behaviour section of the Code

https://www.gaa.ie/api/pdfs/image/upload/iffeoynpytq94ysf6q5v.pdf

Children First

Baile Buadáin Naomh Éanna has adopted all the provisions of the Children First Act. These include the requirement to adopt all provisions in relation to mandatory reporting of child abuse, ensuring the appointment of key child safeguarding officers which include the Designated Liaison Person, Ciarán Maguire, and Oifigeach na nÓg (The Children’s Officer), Daire Mac Pháidín. The Designated Liaison Person shall be responsible at an initial stage for dealing with any concerns relating to the possible abuse of children as reported or made known to them.

Child first

Further documentation in relation to child welfare can be accessed below.

http://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/child-welfare-and-protection/

Gaelic Games Safeguarding Training Policy 2019

For details of the current Gaelic Games  safeguarding training policy, see here