The Designated Liaison Person is responsible for reporting allegations or suspicions of child abuse to TUSLA Child and Family Agency or Social Services (NI) and/or An Garda Siochána / PSNI. It is recommended that this person is a senior club person. However, if there is difficulty identifying a separate individual to take this role, the Club Children’s Officer can be appointed as Designated Liaison Person once the club/organisation is clear about the responsibilities of each role. The organisation’s child protection policy and procedures should include the name and contact details of the Designated Liaison Person and the responsibilities attached to the role.
- To assist the Designated Liaison Officer to implement best practice in terms of Child Protection within the club setting.
Please note: Completion of the Safeguarding 1 – Basic Awareness Workshop in Child Welfare & Protection course is a pre-requisite to attending this course