Safeguarding Is Everyone’s responsibility
Safeguarding Policies & Procedures
Poseidon Lifesaving Club has documented all its Safeguarding Policies & Procedures in compliance with the Childrens’ First Act 2015 and ‘Best Practices’ suggested by Sport Ireland & the Royal Lifesaving Society UK
Safeguarding Statement January 2024
Poseidon Lifesaving Club aims to provide an inclusive range of opportunities to increase participation in lifesaving activities. We recognise the importance of equipping as many people as possible with valuable lifesaving skills to help save as many lives as possible and to help reduce the drowning toll in Ireland.
Poseidon Lifesaving Club operates under the guidance of the safeguarding policies of RLSS UK (https://www.rlss.org.uk/Pages/Category/safeguarding) and has been developed in line with the requirements of the Ireland Children First Act 2015 https://www.tusla.ie/children-first/children-first-guidance-and-legislation/).
Poseidon Lifesaving Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk and expects everyone involved in the club activity to share this commitment.
Poseidon Lifesaving Club is committed to ensuring that children and adults at risk who participate in its activities including lifesaving, lifeguarding, community awards, education, sports, competitions and any other events have a safe, positive and enjoyable experience.
Poseidon Lifesaving Club’s written Risk Assessment document indicates the areas of potential risk of harm, the likelihood of the risk occurring, and gives the required policy, guidance and or process documents required to address these risks.
There are in addition to our Risk Assessment document further procedures, processes and codes that support our intention to safeguard children while they are availing of our activities. They are the Parental Consent Form, The Code for Members, Parents/Carers, Coaches/Teachers, & Committee Members. Procedures for the management of allegations of abuse or misconduct by staff or volunteers against a child availing of our activities. All can be found on this website.
Poseidon Lifesaving Club is committed to the implementation of its Child Safeguarding Statement. In support of this commitment, the mandated individuals are as follows:
The Designated Club Children’s Officer (CCO) is XXXXXXXXXX
The Designated Liaison Person (DLP) is XXXXXXXX
Designated Travel Form
Must be submitted 24 hours prior to the competition.