Ethics and Welfare
Gymnastics Ireland is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for young people who participate in our activities, which reflects the guidelines contained in our Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport.
For further information, please contact Dermot Howlin, Policy & Welfare Manager
We aim to provide gymnastics opportunities for all ages and levels of ability. We aim to develop gymnastics in Ireland from the basic participation, fun and recreational levels through to competitive levels to the highest standards.
Coaches, Parents and Administrators all have a role to play in promoting good practice at the various levels of Gymnastics Ireland. The safety and welfare of every young gymnast is paramount. We hope that the guidelines and procedures outlined in the code will add to the existing good practice being applied in Clubs and furthermore ensure that good practice is applied at all levels of Irish Gymnastics.
To download the code of ethics click here
Gymnastics Ireland Code of Ethics developed in full consultation with & approved by The Irish Sports Council and Sport Northern Ireland.
SUPPORT DOCUMENTS AND CODE SHEETS
Code Sheet 1: Code of Conduct for Coaches
Code Sheet 2: Code of Conduct for Young Gymnasts
Code Sheet 3: Code of Conduct for Administrators
Code Sheet 4: Code of Conduct for Parents/Guardians
Code Sheet 5: Questions for Parents/Guardians
Code Sheet 6: Code Of Conduct For Spectators
Code Sheet 7: Child Welfare & Protection Procedures
Code Sheet 8A: Membership Application Form – Non Youth
Code Sheet 8B: Confidential Reference Form
Code Sheet 9:Membership Form for Young Members
Code Sheet 10: Club Behaviour Guidelines for Youths
Code Sheet 11: Code Of Ethics Training Flowchart
Code Sheet 12: Accident / Incident Form
Code Sheet 13: Gymnastics Away Permission Form
Code Sheet 14: Photography Request Form
Code Sheet 15: National contacts for HSE Children and Family Services
Code Sheet 16: LSP Contacts
Code Sheet 17: NI Contacts
Code Sheet 18: Additional Contacts
Code Sheet 19: Club Template Sheet
Code Sheet 20: Tusla Standard Reporting Form