Inline Hockey Ireland is committed to the enjoyment of inline hockey by young people. It values and encourages the participation of parents, guardians, Sports Leaders and volunteers in the participation of inline hockey activities for Junior Players.
The fundamental policy of IHI is to respect the dignity and rights of each individual Junior Player. IHI will strive throughout its organisation and spheres of influence to promote, create and maintain safe environments for Junior Players. It will also ensure the key values of Respect, Inclusion, Integrity, Excellence and Fun.
Inline Hockey Ireland's full safeguarding policy can be viewed here.
Inline Hockey Ireland's (acting) Safeguarding Officer details:
Sport relies heavily on the time and commitment freely given by volunteers and without this the opportunities for children and young people to participate in sport may not exist. In order to make these opportunities a positive experience it is recommended that all adults taking responsibility for young people in sport should undergo a recruitment process.
Inline Hockey Ireland's recruitment policy in full can be viewed here.
It is recommended all clubs adopt this policy or similar.
An important aspect for the recruitment process for Inline Hockey Ireland and clubs is the processing of Vetting checks. These procedures vary between Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Republic of Ireland
In the Republic of Ireland vetting checks are called Garda Vetting and are carried out by the Federation of Irish Sport on our behalf.
Our Garda Vetting instructions are found here.
In Northern Ireland a vetting check is called an Access NI and to volunteer/work with children an Enhanced Access NI Is required. To process these we use an umbrella body call Volunteer Now.
Our Access NI instructions are found here.