Safeguarding Is Everyone’s Business

Our Safeguarding Statement

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 or process documents required to address these risks.

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 Patrice Dowling

The Designated Liaison Person (DLP) Survive & Save is Mary Lawlor

The Designated Liaison Person (DLP) Rookie is Julie Bond

The Poseidon Lifesaving Club Child Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed in July 2021.

Club Chairperson:     Freda O’Kelly    Club Children’s Officer:   Patrice Dowling

Safeguarding Is Everyone’s Business

Our Safeguarding Team

Freda O'Kelly

Freda O'Kelly

Club Chairperson Poseidon Lifesaving Club

 

Garda Vetted

Safeguarding 1 

Patrice Dowling

Patrice Dowling

Club Children's Officer Poseidon Lifesaving Club

 

Garda Vetted

Safeguarding 1, 2 & 3

Mary Lawlor

Mary Lawlor

Designated Liasion Person - Survive & Save

 

Garda Vetted

Safeguarding 1 & 3

Julie Bond

Julie Bond

Designated Liasion Person - Rookies

 

Garda Vetted

Safeguarding 1 & 3

Don't Hesitate If Concerned

“The responsibility to safeguard our children does not belong to any one person. Instead it belongs to everyone who plays a part in delivering our sporting activities.” (Wavepower 2016)