Useful Resources


1)  Introducing the new ‘Safe Sport’ App from the Irish Sports Council

A must for Parents, Coaches, Volunteers and Children.

The Irish Sports Council Safe Sport app is based on the Code of Ethics & Good Practice for Children’s Sport.  It is an information and guidance tool for everyone involved in sport for children and young people.

The app is aimed at creating greater awareness and understanding about safeguarding and best practice principles in children’s sport.

There are four key areas of the app which can be accessed from the home screen: Leader/Coach Parent/Guardian Club/Organisation Child/Young Person.  Within each section, information and guidance is provided on “fair play”, “good practice”, “a child centred approach” and “should or should not”. 

The app addresses how to report child welfare and protection concerns of suspected child abuse to TULSA Child and Family Agency and poor practice to the Club Children’s Officer or National Children’s Officer.  See more at:

Download the Safe Sport app today and be part of the creation of a safer environment for young people!

2)  Video Presentations

The listed three short videos are a summary of the Child Protection Awareness Training and are very important viewing for all involved in a sporting environment, where children participate on a regular basis.  It is also intended as a refresher course for those that completed the course a long time ago.

Following review of the videos please take a look at our Child Protection Quiz to test your knowledge.

Video A –

Video B –

Video C –

Child Protection Awareness Training Quiz:

3)  Sport Northern Ireland Free Online Refresher course

Sport Northern Ireland Free Online Refresher course for Coaches, Sports Professionals and Volunteers on the safeguarding of children in a sports environment  Search under Online Courses.

4)  Child Welfare & Protection (Code of Ethics) Workshops Explained

The Irish Sports Council has recently changed the structure of Child Welfare & Protection (Code of Ethics) workshops for Clubs.  Each workshop will be 3 hours duration and there will be three workshops as follows:

Safeguarding 1 – Basic Awareness Workshop in Child welfare and protection (3hrs).

Safeguarding 2 – Club Children’s Officer Workshop (3hrs).

Safeguarding 3 – Designated Liaison Person Workshop (3hrs) (tutors to receive revised training in this workshop in March/April).

Please find below a document with an outline of the three Code of Ethics workshops.

5)  Useful Contacts

Tennis Ireland’s National Children’s Officer: Mr Roger Geraghty
  Tel: 01 8844010
  Mob: 086 2316478
Tennis Ireland Designated Liaison Officer: Mr Richard Fahey
  Tel: 018844010
Tennis Ireland Vetting Liaison Officer: Ms Lisa Murphy
  Tel: 01 8844010
Connacht Branch Children’s Officer: Ms Lesley Ann Walsh
  Tel: 087 9265808
Leinster Branch Children’s Officer: Mr Rory Wilson
  Tel:087 677 6142
Munster  Branch Children’s Officer: Paul O’ Callaghan
  Tel: 0863844279
Ulster Branch Children’s Officer:  Ms Valerie Rowan
  Tel: 00442890383808

6)  Links

BBC: Facebook changes privacy options – 23rd August 2011

 7)  Useful Document

Sexting thrives behind a veil of secrecy

Harry Wallop discusses growing concerns among parents about teenagers’ habit of “sexting”, sending sexually explicit texts to each other. The NSPCC’s Claire Lilley says: “Our research has shown that some girls are constantly pestered to get involved in sexting, which many of them find threatening and demeaning.  Anything that increases this pressure is not welcome”.


Type Title Size Date
application/msword How Safe Are Our Children Document 29 kbs 1st May 2013
pdf Revised Code of Ethics Workshops 2015 328 kbs 9th February 2015
pdf Appendix 12A Code of Ethics – Content 339 kbs 11th November 2015
pdf Appendix 12B Code of Ethics – Principles 3.2 mbs 11th November 2015
pdf Appendix 12C Code of Ethics – People 390 kbs 11th November 2015
pdf Appendix 12D Code of Ethics Policy and Procedures 2.5 mbs 11th November 2015
pdf Appendix 12E Code of Ethics Practice 406 kbs 11th November 2015
pdf Appendix 12F Code of Ethics – Protection 2.0 mbs 11th November 2015
pdf Appendix 12G Code of Ethics – Appendices 323 kbs 11th November 2015
pdf Appendix 13 Children First 909 kbs 11th November 2015
pdf Appendix 14 Complaint, Objection and Disciplinary Rules and Procedures 12.4 mbs 11th November 2015
pdf Appendix 15 Our Duty to Care 3.1 mbs 11th November 2015