Founded 1909

Co. Kilkenny

Children’s Officer

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Dicksboro GAA & Camogie Club are looking to fill the role of the Children's Officer and are now seeking expressions of interest for the role.

The role is appointed by the executive and ratified at Club AGM

Role of Childrens Officer

Dicksboro GAA & Camogie Club Children’s Officer will have as their primary aim the establishment of a child and youth centred ethos within Dicksboro and will be viewed by many as the link between the children/young people in the Club and the adults.

It is the responsibility of the Children’s Officer to regularly report to Club executive on how club policy and procedures impact on the welfare and safeguarding of under age players and their coaches.

The Club Children’s Officer will:

Promote greater awareness within Dicksboro of the GAA Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport.

Assist with and identify the need for Code of Ethics training within Dicksboro and other appropriate training in consultation with the Club’s Designated Person.

Ensure, in as far as possible, that all Players, Coaches/Team mentors, Parents/Guardians, Officials and Spectators adhere to the Code of Best Practice for Youth Sport.

Distribute copies of the GAA Joint Code of Behaviour at club level.

Influence policy and practice within the Club in order to prioritise children’s and young people’s needs.

Promote greater consultation with under age players and participation by them in club activities and planning.

Encourage the involvement of parents/guardians in organising Club activities and to co-operate with parents in ensuring that every young person enjoys his/her involvement with the Club.

Establish good links with local schools involved in the promotion of Gaelic Games.

Liaise with key stakeholders to ensure that the “child centred ethos” is being adhered to through coaching and games development.

Develop good practice procedures in the recruitment and selection of persons working with young people in the club.

Assist, or oversee the distribution of Garda Vetting in the club.

Monitor, in association with team coaches, any significant drop out rates, lack of attendance and report to Club Executive.

Maintain on-going contact with the County Board Children’s Officer and with other Club Children’s Officers.

Please note: Club Children’s Officer does not have the responsibility to investigate or validate child protection allegations or concerns within the Club.

The liaison person appointed by the Club to deal with such concerns is the Club’s Designated Person as per the GAA Guidelines for Dealing with Allegations of Abuse

Further information is available at the following Link.


If you are interested or would like to discuss further please feel free to drop me a email at secretary.dicksboro.kilkenny@gaa.ie or call me on 087 4187051 by COB Friday 4th November.

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Shane Kavanagh
087 4187051

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