Child Safeguarding

The Irish Ice Hockey Association provides various sporting activities and opportunities for young people through participation in clubs, regional/provincial events and through our national teams.

The Flying Ducks is committed to safeguarding children. By working under the guidance of our Irish Ice Hockey Association Safeguarding Policies, our staff, both volunteers and employed, working with our young people, throughout the organisation, seek to create a safe environment for young people to grow and develop.

The Flying Ducks written Risk Assessment document indicates the areas of potential risk of harm, the likelihood of the risk occurring, and gives the required policy, guidance or process documents required to alleviate these risks. The list of risks identified are contained in the following categories: Club and Coaching Practices; Complaints and Discipline; Reporting Procedures; Use of Facilities; Recruitment; Communications and General Risk of Harm.

The Risk Assessment was undertaken on (13th January 2019).

Our Child Safeguarding Statement has been developed in line with requirements under the Children First Act 2015, (the Children First: National Guidance, and Tusla’s Child Safeguarding: A Guide for Policy, Procedure and Practice. In addition to our Risk Assessment document described above, there are further procedures that support our intention to safeguard children while they are availing of our activities.

The Flying Ducks has the following procedures in place as part of our Safeguarding Policies:

  • Procedures for the management of allegations of abuse or misconduct by staff or volunteers against a child availing of our activities
  • Procedures for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers to work with children in our activities
  • Procedures for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers to work with children in our activities
  • Procedures for access to child safeguarding training and information, including the identification of the occurrence of harm
  • Procedure for reporting of child protection or welfare concerns to Statutory Authorities

The Mandated/Relevant Person for the Flying Ducks is Aisling Daly

We recognise that implementation is an ongoing process. Our Club is committed to the implementation of this Child Safeguarding Statement and the procedures that support our intention to keep children safe from harm while availing of our activities

This Child Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed on (13th January 2023).

Signed: Aisling Daly Date: 28th January 2022

Child Protection Officer

For queries on this Child Safeguarding Statement, please contact Aisling Daly  087938624

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