Round Tower’s is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all young people who wish to participate in our Gaelic Games and activities. We shall take all practicable steps to protect them from discernible forms of abuse, from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment and shall respect their rights, wishes and feelings.


We do this by;


 Recognising that all children have the right to be protected from harm.


 Ensuring that all our coaches and volunteers are carefully recruited and selected and that they accept responsibility for ensuring the wellbeing of children in their care.


 Responding swiftly and appropriately to protect the welfare of children who participate in our

games and related activities.


 Providing parents and children with the opportunity to voice any concerns they may have.


 Appointing Childrens Officers in each of our Clubs and at County Board level.


 Appointing a National Childrens Officer to oversee the implementation of good child protection and welfare practices within the Association.


 Appointing a Designated Person in each Club and County who will liaise with the statutory

authorities as appropriate.


 Appointing a National Designated Person to assist in the processing of child protection and

welfare matters.


 Ensuring that all allegations of abuse of young people are confidentially dealt with in

accordance the Associations Guidelines for Dealing with Allegations of Abuse

(Fourth Edition 2009) and with statutory guidelines and relevant legislation.


 Reviewing the effectiveness of our Child Protection procedures and policies on an ongoing



 Ensuring that members, coaches, team mentors, administrators, parents/guardians and spectators sign up to and adhere to our Code of Behaviour



Taken from GAA Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport 01-11-2011

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