This was ratified at the club AGM on 2nd
“To ensure that the best practice is followed
by this club we shall work closely with the IOA. In order to promote the best
practice in children’s sport, we shall comply with the guidelines of the Code
of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport; as set out in “People –
Orienteering Clubs” which are:” (insert the sixteen bullet points which are set
out ”People – Orienteering Clubs” of the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for
Child Safeguarding Statement
Section 1 Club Information
Orienteering Association provides various sporting activities and opportunities
for young people through participation in clubs, regional/provincial events and
through our national teams.
Location: South East Ireland
Section 2: Principles to safeguard children from harm
is committed to safeguarding children and by working under the guidance of our
NGB Safeguarding Policies our volunteers, working with our young people,
throughout the organisation, seek to create a safe environment for young people
to grow and develop within sport.
following set of principles should be adhered to:
of childhood - The importance of childhood should be understood and valued by
everyone involved in sport.
of the child - All children’s sport experiences should be guided by what is
best for children. This means that adults should have a basic understanding of
the emotional, physical and personal needs of young people.
in relationships - Adults interacting with children in sport are in a position
of trust and influence. They should always ensure that children are treated
with integrity and respect, and the self-esteem of young people is enhanced.
Play - All children’s sport should be conducted in an atmosphere of fair play.
The principles of fair play should always be emphasised, and organisers should
give clear guidelines regarding acceptable standards of behaviour.
atmosphere & ethos - Children’s sport should be conducted in a safe,
positive and encouraging atmosphere.
- Competition is an essential element of sport and should be encouraged in an
age appropriate manner. A child centred ethos will help to ensure that
competition and specialisation are kept in their appropriate place.
- All children should be valued and treated in an equitable and fair manner
regardless of ability, age, gender, religion, social and ethnic background or