Cuala is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all young people who wish to participate in its activities. We will take all practicable steps to protect them from discernable forms of abuse, from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment and shall respect their rights, wishes and feelings. We do this by:
– Recognising that all children have the right to be protected from harm.
– Ensuring that all of our coaches and volunteers are carefully recruited and selected and that they accept responsibility for ensuring the well-being of children in their care.
– Responding swiftly and appropriately to protect the welfare of children who participate in our games and related activities.
– Providing parents and children with the opportunity to voice any concerns that they may have.
– Appointing Children’s Officers.
– Appointing a Designated Person who will liaise with the statutory authorities as appropriate.
– Ensuring that all allegations of abuse of young people are confidentially dealt with in accordance the GAA Guidelines for Dealing with Allegations of Abuse and with statutory guidelines and relevant legislation.
– Ensuring that members, coaches, team mentors, administrators, parents/guardians and spectators sign up to and adhere to our Code of Behaviour.