On Wednesday March 22nd 2017, Sport Ireland launched their online Safeguarding 1 Refresher, a web based education resource aimed at providing further training to those who have previously attended a Safeguarding workshop or equivalent.
• The web resource, which was developed in partnership with Sport Northern Ireland, was unveiled today at a briefing event for National Children’s Officers in Dublin, which was addressed by representatives of National Governing Bodies for Sport.
• The refresher course content was developed by Sport Ireland and Sport Northern Ireland in collaboration with welfare officers from a number of National Governing Bodies for Sport and the web resource was designed in collaboration with Ineqe Group, who specialise in safeguarding and child protection, both in the offline world and in the digital world.
• The content contains four modules which will provide persons in roles with regular responsibility for children an opportunity to learn about: best practice procedure; understanding of why safeguarding children and young people in sport is important; recognising the different categories of child abuse and identify the signs of abuse; and the responding, recording and reporting issues of poor practice or abuse.
You can access the online refresher via the link below or alternatively it can be found in the E Learning section on the Sport Ireland Website.
It is important to note that the availability of this resource will eliminate the need for our Equestrian Volunteers to attend Face to Face Safeguarding training for a second time. They can access the refresher online. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the online course to allow you to be able to answer any queries that may arise from your members/volunteers etc.
As a National Governing Body we welcome the development of this refresher course. The safeguarding of children in our sport is of paramount importance and we ask you to utilise the availability of this e-learning resource from Sport Ireland.
National Safeguarding Officer
Horse Sport Ireland
1st Floor, Beech House,
Millennium Park, Osberstown,
Naas, Co. Kildare
Tel: 045 854 524