Policies & Procedures

Policies and Procedures

Carrigaline Badminton Club has a Children’s Officer with the primary responsibility for the implementation of the Badminton Ireland policies for safeguarding children within the sport.  Badminton Ireland policies that Carrigaline Badminton Club adhere to are listed below. The Club Children’s Officer (CCO) is available to help and support all members with the implementation of the policies.  The CCO also advises and guides club members in following the policies and procedures and is available for any difficulties that may arise.     

The Carrigaline Badminton Club Children’s Officer is Ann Toebes

Safeguarding Children 2011 is an important document for all members to read and understand – child welfare and protection is the overarching policy for Carrigaline Badminton Club, and must be a priority for all adults working with and responsible for children.   

Click here to download the Badminton Ireland Safe Guarding Code

Click here to download the Badminton Ireland Sport Leader Charter 

Complaints Management Procedures

Badminton Ireland has drawn up procedures to enable the organisation deal appropriately with complaints and with any concerns raised about the welfare of a young person.

These procedures are designed to ensure that:

  • The safety of the young person is the overriding priority.
  • The reputation of the person against whom the allegation is made is protected, as far as possible, while the process of dealing with the complaint is on-going.
  • That the process, while protecting the young person, is consistent and fair to everyone involved.

Where practical, Carrigaline Badminton club will adhere to the Badminton Ireland complaints management procedures and escalate complaints to Badminton Ireland as appropriate.

Click here to download the full Badminton Ireland’s Complaints Management Procedures.

Privacy Statement

Carrigaline Badminton Club is committed to protecting your privacy and this Statement of Privacy applies to the data collected by the club.

Carrigaline Badminton Club collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Carrigaline Badminton club public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

Carrigaline Badminton Club does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

Carrigaline Badminton Club does not collect, use or disclose sensitive personal information.

Carrigaline Badminton Club will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

(a) Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process

(b) Protect and defend the rights or property of the club

(c) To protect the personal safety of users of the club

Carrigaline Badminton Club secures the personally identifiable information you provide on a computer in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Any questions please contact Carrigaline Badminton Club Children’s Officer – Ann Toebes at atoebes@eircom.net or on +353 87 127 3314

Other Policies & Procedures

Carrigaline Badminton Club aligns with to following Badminton Ireland policies and procedures:

Click here for a link to the badminton Ireland Anti Bullying policy

Click here for a link to the Club framework for safeguarding standards in sport

Click here for a link to text and email messaging guidelines

Click here for a link to policies on Photographs and images of children

Click here for an example of a parental consent form

Click here to see the Badminton Ireland Parental expectations document

Click here to download the Badminton Ireland Reference form

Click here to see the Badminton Ireland external reporting document

Click here to see the Badminton Ireland internal reporting document

Click here to download the reporting form for ROI

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What rules and recommendations does Carrigaline Badminton Club have for the conduct of adults and children in the sport?

All members are required to adhere to the Badminton Ireland’s Safeguarding Children 2011 – the overall policy with specific procedures.  These guidelines cover codes of conduct, rules on travelling, use of photography (and associated equipment), supervision, discipline and complaints, bullying, recruitment and selection, and child protection issues such as types of abuse, reporting procedures and responding to concerns.

Q: Are these rules and recommendations relevant to all levels of members of Badminton Ireland i.e. participants, coaches, administrators, managers, etc.?

All leaders (coaches/teachers, officials, team management), committees, parents and participants are required to sign up to the code of conduct every year by reconfirming their membership to Badminton Ireland.  Leaders are also required to undergo vetting as part of the membership process

Club Committees are responsible for ensuring the codes of conduct have been completed by all club members.

All Club, Associate and Badminton Ireland members must adhere to Safeguarding Children 2011.

All coaches, teachers, tutors, club children’s officers and designated persons are required to have completed the Basic Awareness Child Protection training prior to registration or re-affiliation with Badminton Ireland.

 Q:  What are some of the specific protections in place to protect children and adults?

As mentioned all leaders partake of training to raise awareness of child welfare and protection issues, plus committee members, parents and any support staff are encouraged to attend the same Basic Awareness Child Protection training. 

 All members who will have access to children should complete the relevant vetting process.  

Carrigaline Badminton Club has a Children’s Officer Ann Toebes , who is the Designated Person in situ.

Any queries or concerns should be raised with any of these personnel or the Badminton Ireland National Children’s Officer directly. Cheryl Evans.

No teacher or coach should ever work alone.

The emphasis is on prevention and an awareness of the practices required to be vigilant in our sport to ensure children can take part safely

Q: What role do parents and committees play regarding child welfare and protection?

Carrigaline Badminton Club actively promotes the adherence to Badminton Ireland’s policies and procedures, and this requires involving parents and making them aware of the policies.

By attending the Basic Awareness Child Protection training teachers, coaches, parents and other relevant personnel become aware and understand the safeguards that should be and that are in place. 

It is a Carrigaline Badminton club’s recommendation that all coaches and teachers are supervised in their coaching by at least one other adult; so that there is one male and one female in attendance.

Carrigaline Badminton club has appointed a Children’s Officer that is responsible for the welfare of children in the club; and is the designated person who is responsible for liaising with the statutory authorities.

All parents and the club committee commit to making sure these policies and practices are in place and adhered to, in the club.

Safeguarding Children 2011 is developed from the ‘Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children in Sport’, produced by the Irish Sports Council.  Both documents are based on the Department of Health document ‘Children First – National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children’.

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