Child Safeguarding Statement

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Child Safeguarding Statement

Section 1 – club information
Limerick Motor Club provides various sporting activities and opportunities for young people through participation in clubs, regional/provincial events and through our national teams.
Club details:
Name: Limerick Motor Club
Sport: Motor Sport
Location : Kilbahea Askeaton Co Limerick.
Size (Number of members): 150
No of Junior Members: 20

Section 2 - Principles to safeguard children from harm
Limerick Motor Club is committed to safeguarding children and by working under the guidance of our NGB 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 within sport. The following set of principles should be adhered to:
Importance of childhood - The importance of childhood should be understood and valued by everyone involved in sport.
Needs of the child - All children’s sport experiences should be guided by what is best for children. This means that adults should have a basic understanding of the emotional, physical and personal needs of young people.
Integrity in relationships - Adults interacting with children in sport are in a position of trust and influence. They should always ensure that children are treated with integrity and respect, and the self-esteem of young people is enhanced.
Fair Play - All children’s sport should be conducted in an atmosphere of fair play. The principles of fair play should always be emphasised, and organisers should give clear guidelines regarding acceptable standards of behaviour.
Quality atmosphere & ethos - Children’s sport should be conducted in a safe, positive and encouraging atmosphere.
Competition - Competition is an essential element of sport and should be encouraged in an age appropriate manner. A child centred ethos will help to ensure that competition and specialisation are kept in their appropriate place.
Equality - All children should be valued and treated in an equitable and fair manner regardless of ability, age, gender, religion, social and ethnic background or political persuasion.

Name of Club Children’s Officer Here:
Elaine Shinnors
Kieran Ambrose


Officials are trained and Garda Vetted

Section 3 Please see pdf document for Risk Assesment

Section 4 – Procedures
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 (if 32 county insert equivalent in NI). 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.
Limerick Motor Club has the following procedures in place as part of our Safeguarding Policies:
Procedures for the management of allegations of abuse or misconduct by volunteers against a child availing of our activities – In MI Yearbook Appendix 123 Article 20
Procedures for access to child safeguarding training and information, including the identification of the occurrence of harm – Courses available from Local Sports Partnership
Procedure for reporting of child protection or welfare concerns to Statutory Authorities – In MI Yearbook Appendix 123 Article 20

The Mandated/Relevant Person for NGB is Audrey Dunne
Section 5 – Implementation
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.
Please note the following:
This statement is available to parents/guardians, the Agency and members of the public on request.
This statement will be displayed in a prominent place by the Club – On notice board at events and/or website/facebook page

This Child Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed on 18 / 11 / 2021
Signed: Kieran Ambrose Date: 18 /11 / 2019
(On behalf of the Club – this is the Provider)
Name: Kieran Ambrose Phone no: 0877943182
For queries on this Child Safeguarding Statement, please contact
Elaine Shinnors 0878221067
Kieran Ambrose 0877943182