Child Protection Policy

Child Protection Policy

As the organisation is recognised by the International Table Tennis Federation as being responsible for the administration of our sport in Ulster, we are responsible for overseeing the adoption and the implementation of the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport by our members.  To maximise compliance with the Code, we shall:

  • Ensure that the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport in Ireland is adopted, agreed to, implemented and signed up to, by all members.
  • Ensure that all staff, officials, coaches and others who are regularly dealing with Children or Vulnerable adults are properly vetted either through Access NI or Garda Vetting Procedures
  • Amend, as necessary, the constitution to reflect a safe and clearly defined method of recruiting, selecting and managing
  • Appoint a National Children’s Officer. S/he should be a member of the Executive Committee
  • Ensure that effective disciplinary, complaints and appeals procedures are in place
  • Have in place procedures for dealing with a concern or complaint made to the Statutory Authorities against a committee member or a Sports Leader
  • Ensure that all sports clubs with child members are fully affiliated and signed up to the Governing Body’s constitution
  • Be represented by appropriate personnel at all education/training workshops dealing with the Code
  • Where children are involved in representative teams, designate an appropriate senior officer in the Governing Body as the person with responsibility for following the guidelines of the Code
  • Review its child protection procedures regularly through open discussion with its members, Sports Councils and Statutory Authorities.
  • Establish contact with representatives of the Statutory Authorities in their area. The building of these relationships will contribute to the creation of an environment in which education and knowledge of child protection issues and procedures are widely known
  • Examine and take appropriated action in response to any reports of unusual incidents (high rate of transfers, dropouts) received from clubs.
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