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Mooncoin GAA Club's Commitment to
Child Protection & Welfare



Mooncoin GAA juvenile and Senior Clubs are committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. Mooncoin GAA is positively committed to and will fulfil its obligations and duties in line with legal
requirements and national GAA guidance including:


Mooncoin GAA is committed to the welfare and protection of all its players both in the juvenile and senior clubs. Mooncoin GAA recognises the importance of such GAA initiatives and fully supports and complies with the expectations of the GAA's approach to child protection and child welfare.

The Gaelic Athletic Association is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all young people who participate in our Gaelic Games and activities. We shall take all practical steps to protect young people from discernable forms of abuse, from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment and shall respect their rights, wishes and feelings.

The GAA believes that the welfare of the child is paramount and recognises that all children have the right to be safe and that this fundamental principal takes precedence over all other considerations.

Children have the right to be protected from all forms of violence; they must be kept safe from harm, and they must be given proper care by those looking after them (Article 19: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child).

The Gaelic Athletic Association is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all young people who wish to participate in our Gaelic Games and activities. We will take all practicable steps to protect them from discernable forms of abuse, from harm, discrimination ordegrading treatment and shall respect their rights, wishes and feelings.

We do this by:
The Children's Officer and Designated Person for Mooncoin GAA is Colm Lehane, Vice Chairman of the Mooncoin Juvenile GAA  - 087 2743537

HSE Social Work Service - Waterford Community Services, Cork Road, Co. Waterford. Tel: (051) 842 827

Gardai - Mooncoin Garda Station. Mooncoin Co. Kilkenny. Tel: (051) 895122

The main contact nationally in the GAA for Child Welfare & Protection is Gearoid O Maoilmhichil, National Children's Officer. He is contactable at (01) 8363222 & nationalchildrensofficer@gaa.ie.

Mooncoin GAA encourages anyone with a concern regarding the protection or welfare of a child involved in GAA activities to share that information to the appropriate person without delay.