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Code of Ethics and Good Practice 

For

SPORT for YOUNG PEOPLE

In

IRISH ORIENTEERING ASSOCIATION

Code of Ethics and Good Practice

For

SPORT for YOUNG PEOPLE

In

IRISH ORIENTEERING ASSOCIATION


Full copy can be found on the IOA website: www.orienteering.ie (go to Information, then Irish orienteering Association)
All clubs should encourage  their members to attend the Child Welfare and Protection in Sport training courses run by the Local Sports Partnerships. This 'Child Welfare and Protection in Sport' training is a 4 hour basic awareness course, looking at how we can keep adults and young people safe and happy within the club environment. This course is open to sports leaders, children's officers and other adults involved in the organisation of sport for young people. This module will help to create and maintain a safe and fun environment for young people within the sports club or organisation. As well as undertaking child protection training, all governing bodies of sport and related organisations should adopt child protection policies and procedures as outlined in the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children's Sport.

The guidelines in the IOA document are based on the National guidelines in the following documents:
Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport,
Irish Sports Council, 2000.
Children First: National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children,
Department of Health and Children, 1999.
Our Duty to Care,
Department of Health and Children, 2002.
Safeguarding Trust,
The Church of Ireland, Third Edition, 2002.
 
Any queries on the document can be sent by email to Barbara Foley-Fisher child protection at orienteering.ie

CONTENTS

Preface; Extract from I.O.A. Rules; What is Orienteering? The Organisation of an Orienteering Event   
Policy Statement    
Guidelines and Codes of Conduct                                     
The Purpose of the Code of Good Practice; Principles of Good Practice; Structure for Implementing the Code of Good Practice; Core Values in Orienteering for Young People; Code of Conduct for Junior Orienteers; Guidelines for Parents and Guardians; Guidelines for Orienteering Clubs; Code of Conduct for Orienteering Clubs; Guidelines for Trainers (Team Managers and Coaches);Code of Conduct for Trainers 
Policies                                                          
Recruitment and Selection Policy for Trainers; Application Form for Trainers; Volunteer Reference Form; Letter to accompany Volunteer Reference Form; Disciplinary, Complaints and Appeals Policy; Anti-Bullying Policy 
Guidelines on General Issues                                                                         
Travelling with Juniors; Supervision; Away Trips/Overnight Stays; Safety; Touching; Consent Form for use for special activities or events; Use of photographic and filming equipment  
Child Welfare and Protection procedures                                  
Response to Disclosure ;Reporting Procedure; Standard Report Form; Allegations against Sports Leaders;  Confidentiality