Child Protection Compliance Checklist

  1. Club Constitution amended to reflect Child Protection;  Click here for guidance.
  2. All Clubs must appoint two gender specific children’s officers – one male and one female officer; Click here for guidance.
  3. The Club must appoint a Designated Person for the Club: Click here for guidance.
  4. One of the Children’s Officers must sit on the Club’s Executive Committee to report on Child Protection issues; Click here for guidance.
  5. The Club’s Children’s Officers must complete the Basic Awareness Child Protection Course i.e. Safeguarding 1 and Specific Children’s Officer training i.e. Safeguarding 2.  Please provide details of the course on a separate sheet e.g. certificate number, and where possible attach a copy of the Certificate received; Click here for guidance.
  6. The Designated Liaison Person to attend Safeguarding 1 and Safeguarding 3, (please provide details of the course on a separate sheet e.g. certificate number and where possible attach a copy of the Certificate received); Click here for guidance.
  7. All Club Coaches should also complete the Basic Awareness Child Protection Course i.e. Safeguarding 1; Click here for guidance.
  8. Child Protection must be an item on the Club’s Executive Committee Monthly Agendas; Click here for guidance.
  9. A robust recruitment process, including vetting, references and interview for all committee members, coaches and all staff members; Click here for guidance.
  10. Clubs should make provision to ensure that all senior members of the Club formally indicate their acceptance of the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children in Sport and a copy of the Club’s Child Protection statement is available for members to view on the club notice board or website.  Indication of acceptance of the Code can be achieved in a number of ways; Click here for guidance.
  11. Has your club adopted the Tennis Ireland Complaints Procedure?; Click here for guidance.
  12. Adequate Adult Supervision (one adult male and one adult female) during all children’s activities organised by the Club, its coaches or officials, or by the Club sub-committees;  Click here for guidance.