KRSP facilitates Safeguarding Training courses for people working in sport throughout Kilkenny. All courses are 3 hours in duration and are available in both an online and classroom environment. A fee of €15 applies per person. Participants must be over 18 years of age.

For further information contact Mairead on 087 0650983 or email

Safeguarding 1

Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Workshop – 3hrs

For: All Coaches, Club Children’s Officers (CCO) and Designated Liaison Persons (DLP)

This is a 3-hour Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Workshop. This workshop educates participants on the implementation of best practice in safeguarding the welfare of children involved in sport.

Safeguarding 2

Club Children’s Officer – 3hrs

For: Club Children’s Officer

A person appointed to the role of Club Children’s Officer within a club must have firstly completed Sport Ireland’s Safeguarding 1.  They should also complete Sport Irelands Club Children’s Officer 3-hour workshop. The aim of this workshop is to help the Club Children’s Officer to carry out their role and support the implementation of best practice in the club. Participants will also receive a Club Children’s Officer Action Planning document as part of the training.

Safeguarding 3

Designated Liaison Person – 3hrs

For: Club Children’s Officers (CCO) Designated Liaison Person (DLP)

Club Children’s Officers (CCO) – Club Children’s Officers should be child centred in focus. Their primary aim is to establish a child centred ethos within the club. The CCO is the link between the children and the adults in the club.  They also have responsibility for monitoring and reporting to the Club Management Committee on how club policy impacts on young people and Sports Leaders.

Designated Liaison Person (DLP) – Every club/organisation should designate a person to be responsible for dealing with any concerns about the protection of children. The DLP is responsible for reporting allegations or suspicions of child abuse to TULSA Child and Family Agency or Social Services (NI) and/or An Garda Siochána / PSNI. It is recommended that this person is a senior club person. However, if there is difficulty identifying a separate individual to take this role, the Club Children’s Officer can be appointed as DLP once the club/organisation is clear about the responsibilities of each role.  The organisation’s child protection policy and procedures should include the name and contact details of the DLP and the responsibilities attached to the role.

Online Refresher Training

If it is the case where your current Safeguarding 1 certificate, which is valid for 3 years, is due to expire, you can do the online refresher training.  This is valid for an additional 3 years.

Following completion of the online training you will be issued with a digital cert. Please note this digital cert is only valid in conjunction with your original Safeguarding 1 certificate.

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