Child Welfare Code:
The health, safety and mental and physical well-being of all children for whom the club is responsible is of paramount importance to Killarney Rugby Club.
The club is fully committed to complying with and promoting the provisions of the Child Welfare Policy of the Irish Rugby Football Union ( see The IRFU Child Welfare Doctument below) and the directions of any relevant statutory bodies.
Killarney Rugby Club has appointed a Child Welfare Officer to ensure that the club, its officers, members and supporters are familiar with and compliant with the provisions of such policies and directives. In particular, it is the responsibility of the CWO to ensure that any incidents that may arise are dealt with in accordance with policy and best practice.
The club’s Child Welfare officer is Orla McCarthy and can be contacted at 087-2312090.
Just a quick update on the club’s Safeguarding Policy.
To comply with Children First Act and Sport Ireland Safeguarding Standards all age grade volunteers & coaches will be receiving safeguarding training this season along with all required vetting procedures.
For information on training available please see:
We would also encourage all Killarney Rugby Club members to become familiar with the IRFU Safeguarding Policy.
The key messages of the document are:
• Create a safe and fun environment for Age-Grade Players
• Set quality safeguarding standards in clubs
• Adhere to current best practice and legislation
• Keeps IRFU, its Branches and clubs in line with ISC/SNI standards
In order to ensure that all matters pertaining to health and safety are suitably addressed the club has appointed a Health and Safety Officer to monitor all club activities, policies, property and equipment, so as to ensure the ongoing welfare and safety of our members and visitors alike.
The Health & Safety Officer will:
Important club documentation can be found at the below link. Documents available for download are: