Sample Policy Document for Sports Clubs/GB’s in Northern Ireland
policy document statement as advised by the Sports Council Northern Ireland in
the ‘Code of Ethic and Good Practice for Children’s Sport in Ireland’ can
be found on the following page.
can be used or a club/organisation can develop their own following these
guidelines about what a policy statement sets out.
the policy applies to, meaning that it relates to staff, volunteers, parents,
children under 18
the club/organisation wishes to convey to its members and the whole
the club/organisation feels this issue is important
in general terms is the club/organisation going to fulfil this stated
the purpose and function of the club/organisation
Briefly refer to
legislation or guidance eg
The sports club/organisation’s
national or international guidelines on child protection.
The Code of Ethics and Good
Practice for Children’s Sport in Ireland
Our Duty to Care
The Children (NI) Order 1995
The UN Convention on the
Rights of the Child
that the policy and procedures apply to all the children/staff/volunteers/
out broad but practical objectives, goals that can be achieved.
Provide an understanding of why the procedures that flow from the policy
are important i.e. recruitment etc.
Sample Policy Statement for
sports club/organisation is fully committed to safeguarding the well being of
its members. Every individual in
the club/organisation should, at all times, show respect and understanding for
their rights, safety and welfare, and conduct themselves in a way that reflects
the principles of the organisation and the guidelines contained in the Code of
Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport.