Child Protection & Welfare

Child Protection Officer & Designated Person

Contact if you have any questions, queries or concerns regarding the Club’s Child Welfare and Protection policies and procedures.

If you are a coach, team liaison, manager or anything that involves Under 18s you must be Garda Vetted. Throughout the season days will be organised where a Garda vetting form session will be held, at Grange Road, particularly at the start of a season.

You can find out more about Garda Vetting here: Citizens Information

Child Safeguarding Statement

Hockey Ireland provides various sporting activities and opportunities for young people through participation in clubs, regional/provincial events and through our national teams.
Three Rock Rovers Hockey Club is committed to safeguarding children and by working under the guidance of our and Hockey Ireland’s Safeguarding Policies our staff, both volunteers and employed, working with our young people, throughout the organisation, seek to create a safe environment for young people to grow and develop.

This Club’s, (Three Rock Rovers Hockey Club) written Risk Assessment document indicates the areas of potential risk of harm, the likelihood of the risk occurring, and gives the required policy, guidance or process documents require to alleviate these risks.

The list of risks identified are contained in the following categories: Club and Coaching Practices; Complaints & Discipline; Reporting Procedures; Use of Facilities; Recruitment; Communications; and General Risk of Harm.

The Risk Assessment was undertaken on 9th March 2018

Our Child Safeguarding Statement has been developed in line with requirements under the Children First Act 2015, (the Children First: National Guidance, and Tusla’s Child Safeguarding: A Guide for Policy, Procedure and Practice ). In addition to our Risk Assessment document described above, there are further procedures that support our intention to safeguard children while they are availing of our activities.

Three Rock Rovers Hockey Club has the following procedures in place as part of our Safeguarding Policies:

• Procedures for the management of allegations of abuse or misconduct by staff or volunteers against a child availing of our activities
• Procedures for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers to work with children in our activities
• Procedures for access to child safeguarding training and information, including the identification of the occurrence of harm
• Procedure for reporting of child protection or welfare concerns to Statutory Authorities

The  National Designated Liaison Person for Hockey Ireland is Shirley Moore and the National Childrens Officer is Dwyne Hill and he handles Garda Vetting as well.

Shirley can be contact at while Dwyne can be contacted at

We recognise that implementation is an ongoing process. Our Club is committed to the implementation of this Child Safeguarding Statement and the procedures that support our intention to keep children safe from harm while availing of our activities.

This Child Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed on a regular basis.

Signed: Órla McKeown Date: 9th March 2018
(On behalf of Three Rock Rovers Hockey Club)
Name: Órla McKeown

You can find a series of FAQs on Child Protection & Welfare below