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LGFA vetting

  • 09-04-2019 7:24pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 946 ✭✭✭ john mayo 10


    We are bringing our under 12 girls to a tourament in Dublin next month by bus. All coaches are vetted and have child protection course done. Some parents are asking about travelling on bus with us. What's the rules. Do all parents travelling on the bus have to be vetted/ child protection course done?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,741 ✭✭✭ statto25


    We are bringing our under 12 girls to a tourament in Dublin next month by bus. All coaches are vetted and have child protection course done. Some parents are asking about travelling on bus with us. What's the rules. Do all parents travelling on the bus have to be vetted/ child protection course done?


    Any adult traveling with the children must be vetted and have their child protection course done I'm afraid


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,031 ✭✭✭ kaizersoze


    Not necessarily but ideally yes. This is what the LGFA says.
    Who is required to be vetted in the LGFA?
    Responsibility has been placed on each organisation to determine who should be vetted in
    accordance with legislation. The National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons)
    Acts 2012 – 2016 defines these people as undertaking relevant work “any person who is
    carrying out work or activity, a necessary and regular part of which consists mainly of the
    person having access to, or contact with, children or vulnerable adults” while the term
    ‘regulated activity’ is referred to under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern
    Ireland) Order 2007.
    In the LGFA the above terms of relevant work or regulated activity shall apply to:
     Coaching, managing or training underage teams, i.e. from U18s to Nursery/Academy level
     Coaching, managing or training adult teams that contains a player under 18 yrs.
     Membership of Committees, at Club, County and National level that manage, regulate or
    oversee the participation of children and young people under 18 yrs. of age or participants
    in such age category competitions
     All officers or appointed person who carry out roles of responsibility relating to child
    welfare and the safeguarding of children in the LGFA e.g. Children’s Officers,
    Designated Liaison Persons, Child Welfare related committee members etc.
     All persons officiating at LGFA underage games and activities e.g. for children and young
    people under 18 yrs. of age

    It's hard to see where a parent of a child just travelling in a bus with them but has no officiating or regulated role in the group would fit into the above.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭ Bonniedog


    It does not apply to parents travelling on buses, unless someone in club has taken it upon themselves to insist that it does.

    Look at it logically, such a rule would prevent parents even driving other children to games. Or adults even travelling on the same bus as children if the club was to organise a bus for an inter county game.

    There are strict regulations in place regarding anyone with an official role in the supervision of children in sport or any other capacity, and rightly so. Outside of that commonsense needs to be applied.


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