Safeguarding in Kildare via Zoom

Safeguarding in 2022 with Horse Sport Ireland

Details of HSI Safeguarding Courses for 2022 can be found at the following link:

Courses can only be booked through the website. 

Safeguarding 1:   

7th July 2022 -  Arranged by AIRE, password emailed to members.

30th August        6:30pm to 9.30pm Not open to book yet

21st September   6:30pm to 9.30pm Not open to book yet

20th October     6:30pm to 9.30pm Not open to book yet

15th November  6:30pm to 9.30pm Not open to book yet

7th December   6:30pm to 9.30pm Not open to book yet

Safeguarding 2:             

13th October      6:30pm to 9.30pm  Not open to book yet

Safeguarding 3    6:30pm to 9.30pm

22nd November  6:30pm to 9.30pm

Details of HSI’s Safeguarding Courses for early 2022 can be found at the following link:


SAFEGUARDING REFRESHER:  Please bear in mind that  Safeguarding 1 Courses have to be refreshed every 3 years. The next refresher (ie 6 years after original course)  must be completed by attending a Face to Face course.

Garda Vetting:  As and from 29th April 2016, Garda Vetting is a legal requirement. The onus is on each Affiliate to Horse Sport Ireland to identify persons and positions needing vetting and to ensure your organisation is compliant with the legislative requirements.
• Vetting is available to you all through Horse Sport Ireland, and is a key component in our Safeguarding Policies and Procedures and in the promotion of best practice in Child Welfare.
• Full details on our vetting process are available here:

 Paul Hayes, Horse Sport Ireland1st Floor, Beech House, Millennium Park, Osberstown, Naas, Co. Kildare   Tel: 045 854 524


Safeguarding 1 -  Tuesday 5th of July from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fee €25

To book:

Safeguarding 2 Club Childrens Officer - Tuesday 21st of June from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fee €25 N.B You must have completed Safeguarding 1 and have proof of certification before registering for this workshop

To book:


The third part of the Sport Ireland Child Welfare & Protection Training Programme is the Safeguarding 3 - Designated Liaison Person (DLP) Workshop. Every club/organisation should designate a person to be responsible for dealing with any concerns about the protection of children. The Designated Liaison Person is responsible for reporting allegations or suspicions of child abuse to TUSLA Child and Family Agency or Social Service (NI) and /or An Garda Siochána/ PSNI. It is recommended that this person is a senior club person. A club may appoint the same person to both the CCO and DLP positions, however best practice advises that they are kept as separate roles.

If there is difficulty identifying a separate individual to take this role, the Club Children’s Officer can be appointed as Designated Liaison Person once the club/organisation is clear about the responsibilities of each role. The organisation’s child protection policy and procedures should include the name and contact details of the Designated Liaison Person and the responsibilities attached to the role. A person appointed to the Designated Liaison Person position in a club must have completed the Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness Workshop in Child Welfare & Protection and should complete the NEW Designated Liaison Person 3 hour workshop. Participants must be over 18.

Please ensure if booking for someone else that you supply their name & email address so our tutor can email them the Zoom link.



Refunds for cancellations will only be considered if a minimum of 48 hours is given.

Eddie Hennessy
Sports Administrator, Kildare Sports Partnership, Level 7
Aras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas.  Tel: 045 980546

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