Child Protection and Welfare

Cuala GAA Club is fully committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all young people who participate in our activities.

We do our utmost to take all practicable steps to safeguard children from any discernible forms of abuse, harm, discrimination or degrading treatment and we respect their rights, wishes and feelings.

Concerns

If you are a Juvenile member who is worried about your treatment within the Club
OR

an adult member or parent who has concerns about the welfare of a child

you are urged to contact the Children’s Officer.  You can be assured you will be dealt with professionally and in the strictest confidence.

Cuala Children’s Officers Team

The Club Children’s Officers shall assist in promoting a child and youth centred ethos in the Club.

The Club Children’s Officers are the link between the children/young people and the adults within the club.
The key role of the Club Children’s Officers is to ensure the implementation and promotion of the relevant Code of Behaviour (Underage) , so as to ensure that young people can participate, enjoy and benefit from our Gaelic Games in safe and enjoyable surroundings.

Club Children’s Officer – Breda Kennedy 

Phone +353 – 860311992

Email: childrensofficer.cuala.dublin@gaa.ie

Designated Liaison Officer

All GAA clubs must have a Designated Person who shall be responsible at an initial stage for dealing with any concerns relating to the possible abuse of children as reported or made known to them.

Club Designated Liaison Officer – Meave O’Loughlin

Phone: +353 – 876551984

Email: meaveoloughlin@cualagaa.ie

Mandated Person (GAA)

Gearoid O Maoilmhichill: 01 819 3200

E mail: mandatedperson@gaa.ie

Mandated Person (Camogie )

Roberta Farrell mandatedperson@camogie.ie

Mandated Person (LGFA)

Paula Prunty mandatedperson@lgfa.ie

Garda Vetting Procedure

Children’s Officer oversees the implementation of Garda Vetting checks, Safeguarding as appropriate, within the Club, (see GAA Vetting Policy here)

The GAA Vetting System is now part of Foireann.

Step 1 Logging in to Foireann

You will need to create an account to begin the vetting process. Log in to Foireann

You will need to select the Club that you are a member of and wish to be vetted under. Your Club will then approve your membership.

If you have an account already or have difficulties in creating an account please contact Logging into Foireann – Gaelic Athletic Association

Step 2 Gaelic Games Vetting Invitation Form

Click here for guidance on how to complete Gaelic Games Vetting Invitation Form

Use this link for full details on how to use your Foireann account to make a vetting application FOIREANN VETTING

It is a requirement by the Garda National Vetting Bureau that an individual seeking vetting is validated that the individual is who they say they are. Therefore, you must provide proof of your identity to be vetted. You must complete this requirement at the initial step of your application, failure to do so will see your application rejected.

It is now a requirement to upload a copy or screenshot of your Photo ID (passport or drivers’ licence) and a proof of your current address in the form of a Utility Bill (no more than 6 months old). You are also required to print and sign the Gaelic Game Vetting ID Validation Form and upload this a part of your vetting application. The full list of documents which are accepted for verification can be found here

Your Club Children’s Officer will then check your ID Documentation and your signed Gaelic Games Vetting ID Validation Form. If the documents are correct your application will be validated by your Club Children’s Officer and submitted to the GAA. If the documents are not correct your Club Children’s Officer will reject your application and you will be required to upload the correct documentation.

Please click here on how a Club Childrens Officer review the Gaelic Games Vetting Invitation Form

Step 3 Completing the National Vetting Bureau eVetting Application form

Once you complete the Gaelic Games Invitation Form the information provided is forwarded to the NVB by the GAA and you will receive an on-line NVB Vetting Form to complete. Please do not contact the National Vetting Bureau (NVB) regarding your application as they are unable to deal with individual requests from GAA applicants. If you have a query regarding your application, please contact the GAA and not the National Vetting Bureau.

Once all sections of the form have been answered this then completes your application process for E Vetting in the GAA and within a short period of time you shall be contacted by the GAA to informing you as to the outcome of the vetting application.

You and your Club Children’s Officer will be notified when the vetting process has been completed.

A person must be in receipt of a vetting acceptance letter before the person can commence their role.

Each of the three Gaelic Games Associations recognise each others vetting.

All GAA Vetting queries should be forwarded to evetting@gaa.ie

Revetting in the GAA

Vetting in the GAA is for a three-year period. If you are required to be revetted then you must complete a new application by completing Steps 1 to 3.

Safeguarding Process

In parallel with the vetting process – request your section secretary to notify the Club’s children’s officer, or, Club coach that you have started the vetting process and that you are available for Safeguarding training.

Your name will be placed on the waiting list.