Child Protection/ Safeguarding



Badminton Ireland has a National Governance Officer with the primary responsibility for the development and implementation of the Badminton Ireland policies for safeguarding children within the sport. It is a Badminton Ireland’s policy to review and update this document every three years.  The National Governance Officer (NGO) is available to help and support all members with the implementation of the document. The NGO also advises that all clubs who are affilated with Badminton Ireland must have a Safeguarding Officer (SO) and a Designated Liaison Person (DLP).

The NGO will assist and guide the Safeguarding Officer in clubs in following the policies and procedures and is available should any difficulties arise.

The following document is Badminton Ireland's Child Safeguarding Statement, which was completed in line with Children's First Legislation in the Republic of Ireland.

Badminton Ireland Child Safeguarding Statement

Reporting Procedures & Documents

Badminton Ireland Internal Reporting Procedures

Badminton Ireland External Reporting Procedures

Badminton Irelands Safeguarding Policy is an important document for all members to read and understand - child welfare and protection is the over-arching policy for Badminton Ireland, and must be a priority for all adults working with and responsible for children. The NGO will liaise with the Safeguarding Officers and other relevant people working in clubs and associate members.

The NGO is also responsible for ensuring appropriate training programmes are available to members to raise the awareness of all child welfare and protection issues. Clubs can contact the National Development Manager for any specific requirements.

Supporting Documents

Badminton Ireland Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy

Badminton Ireland Sport Leader Charter

Text and Email Messaging Guidelines

Template Parental Consent Form



National Governance Officer National Designated Liaison Person Ulster Designated Person
Conor Fadian David McGill Beverly Ringland
086 0288 555 01 839 3028 0044 2892 638252