Child Safeguarding

Jonathan Rice is the appointed  SSTRAI designtated liaison person. He may be contacted by e-mail

ACI national designated liaison person Bob Seward 085 8436459

ACI Safeguarding Policy & Procedures for Children and Vulnerable Adults in Angling

Jonathan along with the SSTRAI / ACI coaches has completed the Local Sports Partnership Safeguarding 1, 2 and 3 as required and has completed the ACI Garda Vetting process. SSTRAI insists that all coaches and others with a responsibility or who may be involved in working with children must complete the ACI Garda Vetting process. SSTRAI along with the ACI has developed a Code of Practice for working with Children and Vulnerable Adults. We also have in place a child safeguarding policy and procedures for all members and clubs to ensure training and reporting structures are clearly identified. Each affiliated club dealing with youths is required to appoint a Club Children’s Officer and make the appointment known to the SSTRAI Designated Liaison Person. It is important to note that children in terms of the regulations means under the age of 18. The appointment of the club children’s officer should be by committee decision. Training will be provided by the Local Sports Partnership, the course is three hour duration and normally costs around €20.00. The course is highly recommended and explains the structures and reporting processes. We are obliged to ensure our youth are protected at all times and we take child protection very seriously.

Since the introduction of Child Protection Policy in the ACI two known registered pedophiles attempting to infiltrate angling organisations have been discovered. In a recent UK case an unlicensed coach was convicted of serious crimes against children. He had not been vetted by the UK organisation.

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