Why is Child Welfare Important?
Family participation, whether it be as a player or supporter, is a core value of the club . We have a long and proud history of promoting sport at underage level since our establishment in 1902. We encourage youth participation in hurling, camogie, rounders and scór. Our youngest group is the ABC Nursery catering for 4 years and up.
Young people will spend some of the most enjoyable days of their lives playing our games and socialising with their friends in our club. Whether attending or playing games, they will do so during some of the most important developmental years of their lives. Our role and our responsibility is to ensure that they benefit from and participate in a safe and enjoyable environment where our Games are conducted in a spirit of fair play with everyone who works on our behalf emphasizing respect, equality, safety and non-discrimination in all aspects of our work with children and young people.
Every GAA club has a responsibility to accept and implement the GAA’s Code of Practice. Kevin’s have appointed a Child Protection Officer (CPO) to oversee the implementation and continuous compliance with good practice. All our coaches are expected to be (1) Garda vetted (2) Receive training in respect to child safeguarding and (3) complete foundation level coaching course.
Our Policies, Procedures and Statements
For further information on the GAA’s child welfare and protection policy and e-vetting procedures please click on the link here. Please also see some guidance documents and forms.
Our Child Protection Officer
Our Child Protection Officer is Karen Jordan and she can be contacted via email at the following address ChildrensOfficer.email@example.com