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Child Safeguarding


The primary aim of Gort GAA Club is to provide a safe and caring environment where all club members, young and old, can participate and engage fully in the overall aims and ideals of the Gaelic Athletic Association. In order to ensure that all our younger members can feel safe and welcome when participating in club activities, we endeavour to follow the guidelines laid out centrally by the GAA in relation to maintaining appropriate levels of behaviour when dealing with children and young people.

GAA Code of Behaviour – Dealing with Children & Young People

In addition to the above guidelines we as a club also ensure the following:

  • All training sessions which involve young people (under the age of 18) are carried out under the supervision of fully vetted and GAA qualified coaches. A copy of each coaches vetting and coaching qualification details is held on file by the club.
  • A minimum of 2 coaches must be at all training sessions / matches in order for them to proceed. If there is a girl involved with any of the teams, a female adult must also be in attendance.
  • Coaches are fully briefed on the standards required of them to comply with current best practice when working with children.

Complaints Procedure

In the event that any child, or their parent(s), is unhappy with any aspect of their time spent involved with Gort GAA Club there is a procedure in place to allow them to put forward any issue they may have and have it dealt with in a fair and impartial manner. The first point of contact for any issue should be with the clubs Children Officer. You can contact our Children’s Officer by clicking here. All complaints, no matter how small they may seem, will be dealt with in accordance with the  GAA best practice guidelines which you can by clicking on the link below.

Our Games Our Code – Dealing with Alleged Breaches of the Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport


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