SAFEGUARDING

Bohemian Youth Academy
Child Safeguarding Statement

B/dropcap]ohemian Youth Academy, the youth section of Bohemian FC, provides various sporting activities and opportunities for young people through participation in Academy events and through our teams.

Bohemian Youth Academy is committed to safeguarding children and by working under the guidance of our Safeguarding Policies our staff, both volunteers and employed, working with our young people, throughout the organisation, seek to create a safe environment for young people to grow and develop.

Bohemian Youth Academy’s written Risk Assessment document indicates the areas of potential risk of harm, the likelihood of the risk occurring, and gives the required policy, guidance or process documents require to alleviate these risks. The list of risks identified are contained in the following categories: Club and Coaching Practices; Complaints & Discipline; Reporting Procedures; Use of Facilities; Recruitment; Communications; and General Risk of Harm.

The Risk Assessment was undertaken on 20/02/2018.

Our Child Safeguarding Statement has been developed in line with requirements under the Children First Act 2015, (the Children First: National Guidance, and Tusla’s Child Safeguarding: A Guide for Policy, Procedure and Practice). In addition to our Risk Assessment document described above, there are further procedures that support our intention to safeguard children while they are availing of our activities.

Bohemian Youth Academy has the following procedures in place as part of our Safeguarding Policies:

  • Procedures for the management of allegations of abuse or misconduct by staff or volunteers against a child availing of our activities
  • Procedures for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers to work with children in our activities
  • Procedures for access to child safeguarding training and information, including the identification of the occurrence of harm
  • Procedure for reporting of child protection or welfare concerns to Statutory Authorities

The Designated Youth Protection Officer for Bohemian Youth Academy is Fiona Delaney, Junior Academy Organiser and member of Youth Committee.

Mandated Person for Bohemian Youth Academy is Ian Morris, Youth Development Officer. We recognise that implementation is an ongoing process. Our Academy is committed to the implementation of this Child Safeguarding Statement and the procedures that support our intention to keep children safe from harm while availing of our activities.

This Child Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed on 20/ 2/2020

Fiona Delaney Date: 20/2/2020
Bohemian Academy Youth Protection Officer
For queries on this Child Safeguarding Statement, please contact Fiona Delaney at academy@bohemians.ie

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