Our Mission

The guidelines in this document are based on the national guidelines as outlined in the following documents:

  • GAA Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport
  • Children First: National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children, Department. Of Children and Youth Affairs 2011.
  • Our Duty to Care, Dept. of Health & Children
  • GAA Guidelines for dealing with allegations of abuse

For the purpose of this document we accept that a young person / child is any person under the age of 18 years.



1.0      Mission Statement and Principles of Emo GAA Club

2.0      Child Welfare Statement

3.0      Child Welfare Policy

4.0      Personnel Recruitment Policy

4.1      Coaches/Mentors Code of Conduct

5.0      Away Trips Policy

6.0      Emo GAA Club Children’s Officer

7.0      Policy on the Anti-bulling procedure

8.0      Policy on the use of Photographic and Filming equipment and Mobile Phones

9.0      Parents as spectators and Code of Conduct

10.0   Players’ Code of Conduct

11.0   Complaints Procedures and Club Discipline


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1.0       Mission Statement and Principles of Emo GAA Club

The Club’s mission statement is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for all our young people to enjoy Gaelic games. The aim of Emo GAA Club is to encourage all of our young people to develop and achieve their full potential in our games through enjoyment and self discipline and to promote fair play with respect and equality for all.

The work of Emo GAA Club is based on the following principles that will guide the development of sport for young people in this club. Young people’s experiences of Gaelic games should be guided by what is best for the children. The stages of development and the ability of the child should determine the types of activity provided within the club. Adults should have a basic understanding of the needs of children, including physical, emotional and personal.

Integrity in relationships
Adults interacting with young people in hurling and Gaelic football should do so with integrity and respect for the child. All adult actions in Emo GAA Club should be guided by what is best for the child and in the context of quality, open working relationships. Verbal, physical, emotional or sexual abuse of any kind is unacceptable within Emo GAA Club.

Quality atmosphere and competition
Gaelic games for children will be conducted in a safe, positive and encouraging atmosphere.  A balanced approach to competition can make a significant contribution to the development of young people, while at the same time providing fun, enjoyment and satisfaction.  Coaches/mentors must put the welfare of the children first and competitive standards second.  A child-centred approach will help to ensure that competition and specialization will be kept in its appropriate place.

All children should be treated in an equal and fair manner regardless of age, ability, sex, sexual orientation, religion, social and ethnic diversity or political persuasion. Children with disabilities should be involved in sports activities in an integrated way, thus allowing them to participate to their potential alongside other children.

‘Fair Play’
Fair play is the guiding principle of the Irish Sports Council’s Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport. It states that “all children’s sport should be conducted in an atmosphere of fair play”. Ireland has contributed and is committed to the European Code of Sports Ethics, which defines fair play as: “much more than playing within the rules”. It incorporates the concepts of friendship, respect for others and always playing with the right spirit. Fair play is defined as a way of thinking, not just behaving.


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2.0       Child Welfare Statement

Emo GAA Club is committed to ensuring that all necessary steps will be taken to protect and safeguard the welfare of children who participate in GAA related sports. This Policy document clearly demonstrates the importance placed by Emo GAA Club on the welfare and safety of children who participate.

All children who participate in Gaelic games should be able to do so in a safe and enjoyable environment. While doing so they should be protected from any form of abuse, be it physical, emotional, sexual, neglect or bullying. The responsibility for protecting children lies with all adults involved in this club.

Emo GAA Club recognises and accepts its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and by protecting them from physical, emotional or sexual harm and from neglect or bullying. These clear policies, practices and procedures in addition to relevant training programmes will ensure that everybody in Emo GAA Club knows exactly what is expected of them in relation to protecting children and young people within the activities of the club. It is vital that children who participate in Emo GAA Club activities may do so in a safe, enjoyable and quality environment.


In pursuit of this Emo GAA Club will:

  • Advise all members of Emo GAA Club (Coaches/Mentors, players, parents and spectators) of their responsibilities in relation to the welfare of children who participate in club activities.
  • Operate within the recommended Sports Council of Ireland/GAA codes best practice guidelines for youth sport.
  • Appoint a Club Children’s Officer in line with GAA requirements.


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3.0       Child Welfare Policy

The aims are:

  • To provide appropriate guidance, procedures and advice to all club members (players, coaches/mentors, volunteers, spectators and parents) in all matters concerning child welfare and protection.
  • To demonstrate best practice in the area of child welfare and protection.
  • To promote ethics and best practice standards throughout the club membership.


The key principles underpinning this policy are that:

  • The welfare of the child is the first and paramount consideration.
  • All children have a right to be protected from abuse of any kind regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.
  • It is essential that we work in partnership with children and their parents/guardians. The HSE has a statutory responsibility to safeguard and protect the welfare of children and Emo GAA Club is committed to cooperating fully with the HSE in accordance with procedures as outlined in “Children First” National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children.
  • Emo GAA Club will cooperate fully with the GAA National Liaison Officer, Gardaí and the Health Service Executive in any investigation of child abuse in Gaelic athletic activities.
  • All allegations of child abuse will be dealt with as per GAA Guidelines for dealing with Allegations of Abuse 2009


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4.0          Personnel Recruitment Policy

Emo GAA Club will take all reasonable steps to ensure that Coaches/Mentors and volunteers are suitable to work with children.

There are three stages for new Coaches/Mentors:
• Application and declaration form to be completed by applicant
• Applicant must be approved & seconded by two members at committee meeting
• Must complete courses as stipulated by the club during year of application

All Coaches/Mentors and volunteers are required to complete an application/self declaration form giving the names of two referees who will then be contacted. Written references will then be verified and kept on file.

All Coaches/Mentors/volunteers are subject to Garda vetting.  All appointments are subject to approval and ratification by the committee of Emo GAA Club.

Once recruited, Emo GAA Club will make all efforts to support Coaches/Mentors and volunteers ensuring that no person is expected to work alone with children. Any person involved in coaching a team must have at least Foundation Level coaching or equivalent experience.

Emo GAA Coaches/Mentors and Volunteers Education & Support Policy

The Committee of Emo GAA Club are indebted to our volunteers who give freely of their valuable time in providing a stimulating, challenging, safe, supportive and fun experience to children in the club engaged in all aspects of hurling and Gaelic football.

The Committee will endeavour to support these Coaches/Mentors and volunteers in their work by providing an environment where all activities are carried out safely, and in a manner which ensures the spirit of ‘Fair Play’ is adhered to at all times.

Emo GAA Club will make all efforts to assist new Coaches/Mentors and volunteers in whatever way they can.

Emo GAA Club will provide information to all new Coaches/Mentors and volunteers, which will familiarise them with club rules, policies and procedures and expected codes of behaviour for children, coaches and parents/spectators.

The Committee of Emo GAA Club recognise the value of having appropriately qualified personnel in the club, and therefore will support as required in the coach education process.

At no time will any coaches/mentors and volunteers be expected to work or deal with any problem alone and they will be assured of committee assistance and support at all times.

Coaches/Mentors and volunteers are encouraged to share ideas, expertise and support other club personnel in any way they can.


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4:1          Coaches/Mentors Code of Conduct

All Coaches/Mentors and volunteers in Emo GAA Club have a responsibility to ensure the safety of the players with whom they work, as far as possible within the limits of their control.

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person and treat each equally regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race or ability.
  • Children should be taught the rules of the games and encouraged to abide by the rules, keeping in mind they are there for safety of them and others.
  • Be conscious of the development of young players and ensure that they are matched on an individual or team basis.
  • Be punctual, properly attired and lead by examples during all matches and training sessions. Parents/Guardians should be informed of the starting and finishing times of all training sessions/matches.
  • First aid should only be administered by certified personnel. Guardians should be notified of injuries/illness which their children incur while participating in any Emo GAA activity.
  • Adequate supervision must be maintained at all times to ensure no Coaches/Mentors/volunteers works alone with children. Best Practice advice would advocate a minimum of two coaches to each group.
  • Ensure adequate preparation for each session and that the necessary equipment is available for all training sessions.
  • Don’t ridicule players for making a mistake, provide positive reinforcement at all times. Praise and reinforce effort and commitment.
  • Set realistic goals for each individual player based upon their abilities.
  • All trips and away matches must be approved by committee of Emo GAA before notification to players.
  • Participation is important for children and one should, as a coach/mentor, not be preoccupied with winning.
  • Records of attendance at training & matches must be maintained by the Coaches/Mentor.
  • Corporal punishment/physical force should never be used.
  • Improper language and provocative gestures should never be used to a player or coach on an opposing team.
  • All notification/communication should be directed to the player’s parents/guardians, and not directly to the player.
  • The code of behaviour for players involved in club activities should be promoted, encouraged and maintained by all sports coaches.
  • Respect the privacy of all children.
  • Being alone with a player is not appropriate practice. Should circumstances arise where this is unavoidable, immediately inform another responsible adult, by telephone if necessary. Make a note that the meeting with the player took place including the reason for it.
  • As a Coach/Mentor, do not engage in, or tolerate any behaviour be it verbal, psychological or physical which could be construed as bullying.
  • All Coaches/Mentors must be familiar with and abide by the safety policies of the club.
  • Coaches/Mentors shall promote fair competition through the development of sound training practice and should actively discourage the use of any substance that is perceived to offer short cuts to improved performance.
  • Ensure only registered club members represent Emo GAA in any match.
  • Players should not be asked to play more than 3 years above their age group e.g. an U11 can play U12, U13 & U14 but not U15.
  • Sanctions and rules drawn out should always be fair, consistent and applied evenly, and in the case of a persistent offence, should be progressively applied.
  • Rules should be clearly stated and agreed between Coaches and players.
  • A warning should be given if a rule is broken.
  • A time-out should be given to the offender if the rule is broken a second time.
  • If a rule is broken three or more times, the child should be spoken to and the parent/guardian involved if necessary.
  • Sanctions should only be used in a corrective way that is intended to help children improve both now and in the future. Sanctions should not be used to make the coach feel more powerful.
  • When violations of the team rules or other misbehaviours occur, sanctions should always be applied in an impartial and fair manner.
  • Sanctions should never be used as threats. If a rule is broken, the appropriate sanction/s should be implemented consistently, fairly and firmly.
  • Sanctions should not be applied if the coach is not comfortable with them. If an appropriate action cannot be devised immediately, the child should be told that the matter will be dealt with later, at a specified time and as soon as is possible.
  • Once a sanction/s has been imposed, it is important to make the child feel (s) he is a valued member of the team again.
  • A child should be helped, to understand if necessary why sanction/s are imposed
  • A child should not be sanctioned for making errors whilst playing Gaelic games.
  • Physical activity (e.g. running laps or doing push ups) should not be used as a sanction as to do so may cause a child to resent physical activity which is something that s/he should learn to enjoy throughout his/her life. Remember hurling and Gaelic football has to be fun if participants are to continue playing.
  • Sanctions should be used sparingly. Constant criticism and sanctioning can cause participants to turn away from Gaelic games.

Adapted from the Irish Sports Councils Code of Ethics & Good Practice for Children’s Sport


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5.0          Away Trips Policy

Attention to the following will help to promote safety:

  • All away trips must be approved and sanctioned by the Executive committee of Emo GAA Club.
  • Written permission of parents/guardians shall be obtained for all overnight trips.
  • The roles and responsibilities of adults participating in away trips shall be clearly defined.
  • Emo GAA Club will appoint a Team Manager/Head of Delegation for all away trips. He/She will have overall responsibility for the children’s well being, behaviour and sleeping arrangements.  He/She will be appointed as an official of Emo GAA Club for the duration of the trip. All Sports coaches and volunteers are accountable to the Team Manager/Head of Delegation.
  • Children will be informed at the outset of who they can report any concerns they might have to. They shall be clearly encouraged to tell anybody if they have a concern.
  • Where there are mixed teams there shall be at least one female in the management/coaching structure.
  • The Team Manager/Head of Delegation shall submit a verbal report to the Emo GAA Club Executive committee as soon as possible after the trip.
  • As a norm, adults should not share a room with children. Where the presence of an adult is required there should be more than one adult in the room with the children. If children are sharing, it should be with those of the same age and sex.
  • Sports coaches and volunteers are advised to avoid being alone with one child. If talking separately do so in an open environment, in view of others.
  • Adequate child ratios should always be maintained (This can depend on the ages of the children and the nature of the activity involved) in line with common standards of practice.
  • Adequate supervision shall be maintained at all times. On all away trips parents are encouraged to attend.
  • Emo GAA Club shall ensure that there is adequate insurance cover for the trip.
  • When driving, Coach/Mentors and volunteers are required to ensure adequate insurance and do not carry more than the permitted number of passengers. Ensure the use of seat belts, only buses with seat belts should be used to carry children on away trips.
  • Coaches/Mentors and volunteers are discouraged from travelling alone in their cars with one child.


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6.0          Club Children’s Officer

Role of Club Children’s Officer

“Person appointed to ensure the recognition and development of a child and youth centred ethos within each Club and to act as a link between children/young people and adults”.  (GAA Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport)”

The appointment of Club Children’s Officers is an essential element in the creation of a quality atmosphere in any club. He/She acts as a resource to members with regard to children’s issues and also ensures that children have a voice in the running of the club and can freely talk of their experiences.

GAA guidelines advise that a children’s officer should be appointed by all clubs and this should be done in accordance with recommended selection and recruitment procedures. The person is appointment to the Executive by its current members, and ratified at each annual AGM.

Emo Children’s Officer will have the following functions:

  • Ensuring all Club Personnel attend Code Workshops
  • To influence policy and practice and to prioritise children’s needs.
  • Ensuring that children know how to make concerns known to appropriate adults. (Information disclosed by a child should be dealt with in accordance with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs’ Guidelines “Children First”)
  • To encourage the participation of parents/guardians in club activities.
  • To co-operate with parents to ensure that each child enjoys his/her participation in Gaelic games.
  • To act as a resource with regard to best practice in children’s sport.
  • To report regularly to the Executive Committee.

Club Children’s Officers do not have the responsibility of investigating or validating child protection concerns within the club and have no counselling or therapeutic role.  This responsibility lies with the Health Service Executive and Gardai.

Emo GAA Club have appointed Michael Lawlor as our Children’s Officer and she can be contacted at 087 6504424

Club Designated Person

The Club designated person will be responsible for dealing with any concerns about the protection of children. The designated person is responsible for reporting allegations or suspicions of child abuse to Health Services Executive and/or An Garda Síochána.


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7.0          Bullying Policy

The Club will not tolerate bullying in any form. The Club’s Anti-Bullying Policy may be summarized as follows in line with the Irish Sports Councils Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport and the GAA Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport.

We will endeavour to:

Raise the awareness within our club that bullying is unacceptable.

Encourage children, coaches/mentors and parents/guardians to report bullying to the Club Children’s Officer. The Club will use our Complaints procedures to address the problem.

The Club wishes to obtain the co-operation of parents/guardians to counter bullying.

Bullying behaviour can be defined as repeated aggression be it verbal, psychological or physical, conducted by an individual or group against others. It is behaviour which is intentionally aggravating and intimidating and occurs mainly among children in social environments such as schools, sports clubs and other organisations working with young children. It includes behaviour such as teasing, taunting, threatening, hitting or extortion by one or more children against a victim. It is the responsibility of the coaches/mentors to deal with bullying that may take place in the organisation. Incidents of bullying will be dealt with immediately and not tolerated under any circumstance.



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8.0          Policy on the use of Photographic Equipment and Mobile Phones

PARNELLS GAA Club has the following safeguards and guidelines in place:


We want to ensure that we minimise the risk or threats that inappropriate use of photographs or the recording of images may pose to our young people.


PARNELLS GAA will seek parental permission to photograph our players for any sports related activities on an annual basis on our registration forms,  this has been done this year but unfortunately a record of same has not been kept therefore we may issue an additional note to cover us for the rest of the season.


There will be a person designated within the club to take photographs at matches/events etc. The memory card must not for any reason be removed from the camera, which will be handed over to either the Club Children’s Officer or the Juvenile Chairperson who will inspect the photographs before they can be published anywhere .


  • All children/ young people featured in recordings/photos must be appropriately dressed.
  • The photograph or recording will focus on the activity rather than a particular young person.
  • No personal details relating to the young person will be revealed as accompanying materials to the photograph or recorded image.
  • Mobile phones with cameras MUST NOT be used in the dressing rooms.


Parents and spectators taking photographs / recordings should seek permission in advance.


Group and team photographs may be taken but it is not necessary to match a player’s name with the position in which they may be standing or seated in the team photograph – this is a precautionary recommendation.


It is recognised that on certain occasions individual young people may receive recognition and may be presented with an award. When this happens in the case of underage players the club must ensure that parental consent has been given for the child but common sense should prevail and a balance should be drawn between the publication of a photograph of an individual, who may or may not be named, and the safety aspects of publication.


It is Best Practice for Coaches, Mentors and Trainers not to engage in communications with underage plays via social network sites.  It is recommended that you do not communicate individually by text/email with underage players.


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9.0          Parents as Spectators and Code of Conduct

  • Don’t place excessive pressure on children to perform to unrealistically high expectations. Children play Gaelic games to develop their skills, to have fun and enjoy the game.
  • Be on your best behaviour and lead by example. The behaviour of a team’s supporters will often be remembered long after the result of the game. Let it be remembered for the right reasons.
  • Applaud good play, sportsmanship and best effort by the visiting team as well as your own team.
  • Welcome and respect all your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no match.
  • Condemn the use of violence in all forms at every opportunity.
  • Verbal abuse of players, match officials or opposing supporters cannot be accepted in any shape or form. Players or match officials should never be regarded as fair targets for ignorant or abusive behaviour.
  • Encourage your child to give their best effort, so that the result of each game is accepted without disappointment.
  • Don’t emphasise winning at all costs. At matches/training parents/guardians are asked to encourage and support the team, and criticism of players is to be avoided.
  • If a child is to play, he/she will do so in time through your encouragement. Don’t force and unwilling child to participate. Help your child to work towards skill improvement.
  • As a spectator do not use profane language or harass referees, team coaches or players.
  • Do not criticise a young player’s performance, that’s not your role.
  • Recognise the value and importance of volunteer referees and coaches. Support and respect the team coaches in relation to decisions made on the pitch during games and practice sessions.
  • Ensure that the young person is on time for training/matches wherever possible and arrives properly equipped.
  • Always arrive to collect your child before training/match is scheduled to finish, but we would encourage you to remain for the match/training session where possible.
  • Children will not be permitted to train/play hurling without a helmet.
  • Ensure that the young player is a registered member of the club. Only registered members can play matches/train with Emo GAA club.
  • The club is not responsible for loss of any items or breakages of any equipment
  • Each child should come prepared for the weather conditions of the day with all gear required.
  • During the season the various teams will be travelling to different competitions and blitzes and parents/guardians are asked to assist in transporting the children to these games.


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10.0        Young Players Code of Conduct

Children in Emo GAA are entitled to:

  • Be safe, be treated with dignity, sensitivity and respect , be happy, have fun and enjoy Gaelic games
  • Participate in hurling and Gaelic football on an equal basis, appropriate to their ability and stage of development.
  • Make a complaint in an appropriate way and have it dealt with through a proper and effective complaints procedure
  • Be afforded appropriate confidentiality
  • Be listened to and to be believed. Be afforded appropriate confidentiality
  • Have a voice in the running of the club

Children should also be encouraged to realise that they also have responsibilities to treat other children, fellow players, sports coaches and volunteers with the same degree of fairness and respect.

In this regard children in Emo GAA Club should undertake to:

  • Abide by all club rules
  • Treat others on their team in a respectful manner
  • Respect opponents; they are not the enemy, they are partners in a sporting event
  • Shake hands after the match, whoever wins
  • Give opponents a hand if they are injured
  • Accept apologies from opponents when they are offered
  • Respect fellow team members and support them both when they do well and when things go wrong
  • Play fairly and by the rules
  • Respect team coaches, match officials and their decisions.
  • Treat players from minority groups with the same respect you show other people
  • Be modest in victory and be gracious in defeat- “Be A Sport”
  • Approach the club Children’s Officer with any questions or concerns they might have. Sports coaches and parents should encourage children to speak out and support them in doing so
  • Respect our club and other club’s property and clubhouse.
  • Be punctual for all training sessions and matches
  • Let your coach know if you will be absent from training or matches
  • Be attentive to the team coaches during matches and training sessions



Children in Emo GAA Club should not:

  • Cheat or take unfair advantage of others
  • Use abusive language, or argue with, the referee, officials, team mates or opponents
  • Fight, bully or use violent or dangerous behaviour
  • Tell lies about adults or other children
  • Spread false rumours
  • Take banned substances to improve performance
  • Keep secrets about any person who may have caused them harm
  • Behave in any manner that may bring the name of Emo GAA club into disrepute

In Emo GAA Club, we want children to have fun and develop skills in a safe and Fair Play environment where standards of behaviour are just as important as winning. We recognise that competition and winning are important goals, but winning at all costs does not meet the needs of young players.

Making sport fun.

In promoting “Sport for Fun” we in Emo GAA Club will insist on:

  • Encouraging participation
  • Promoting the development of skills as opposed to winning at all costs
  • Emphasising and praising effort
  • Acting as good role models
  • Fair Play
  • Being realistic with our expectations
  • Ensuring all children participate in games played, insofar as possible
  • Teaching players that standards of behaviour are just as important as winning


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11.0        Complaints Procedures and Club Discipline

Juvenile Disciplinary Procedures

Misconduct by players will result in a warning issued by a coach, mentor or club official. If this misconduct is repeated, minor sanctions, such as a time out from a training session will be invoked. If the misconduct continues the child’s parents will be informed or the coach/mentor may request a parent/guardian to collect their child from training or play. This action is appropriate where a player has continued to offend, does not respond to the instructions of the coach, has wilfully damaged club property or property of visiting clubs or teams or where the player has brought the team or club into disrepute during training sessions, match or other organised events. Examples of such serious behaviour are: striking another player/officer of club, using repeated bad language, bullying or refusal to abide by the Clubs Code of Behaviour. Also inappropriate use of a mobile phone (i.e. taking inappropriate pictures in a dressing room or anywhere else) will be considered a serious offence by the Club.

Where a serious problem has occurred the coach may refer the incident to the Club Children’s Officer who will review all matters and may decide to meet the parents/guardians with the coach to try to resolve the difficulties. Where the problem is not resolved the sanctions outlined below may be imposed.

  • Issue warning as to future behaviour
  • Suspension from training and/or matches
  • Suspension from club teams
  • Suspension from club
  • Expulsion from club

 Stage 1 (informal complaint)
The Club will endeavour to deal will all informal/verbal complaints as soon as possible.
A complaint may be made to the Clubs Children’s Officer, Designated Person or a member of the Committee. All complaints will be noted and kept on file.
The clubs first course of action will be to encourage the complainant to speak directly to the person they have an issue with in a calm and non-aggressive manner. If the issue cannot be resolved then a member of the committee or the Children’s Officer (if deemed appropriate) may mediate to try to resolve the issue.
If there are numerous complaints about a club member/coach/parent/player etc. the club may bring the matter to the Disciplinary Committee to resolve it.

Stage 2 (formal complaint)
If the complaint cannot be resolved at the first stage (informally) then the complaint must be put in writing and given to the Club Children’s Officer or a member of the Club Committee.
The complaint will be forwarded to the Disciplinary Committee to resolve the problem.

Disciplinary Committee

The Disciplinary Committee will be made up of the Clubs Committee, Children’s Officer, Designated Person and the Clubs Head Coach.

If the complaint is about any of the above mentioned people then that person cannot be part of the Disciplinary Committee.

The complaint shall be responded to in writing within 2 weeks.

If the complaint involves suspected abuse then the Procedure for Reporting Allegation of Child Abuse shall be implemented.

The Disciplinary Committee shall hold a meeting to discuss the complaint.

The Disciplinary Committee shall inform the person whom the complaint is being made against in writing. They may provide a response either verbally (at a meeting with disciplinary committee) or in writing. They must be accompanied by a parent.

All process will be clearly and accurately recorded at every stage.

All information from the process written or verbal will be kept confidential.

When dealing with a complaint it is important to be clear about:

  • The particular incident of concern
  • Any previous incidents taken into account
  • Any remedial action to be taken, e.g. an apology
  • Any new behaviour expected
  • Finally what will happen if the arrangements agreed are not adhered to

Following its deliberations the disciplinary committee may issue any of the following sanctions as it deems necessary:

  • Issue warning as to future behaviour
  • Suspension from training and/or matches.
  • Suspension from club
  • Expulsion from club

Appeals Procedure

A finding of the disciplinary committee may be appealed to an Appeal Committee made up of the officers from the senior clubs.