Gymnastics Ireland | Safeguarding

Structure & Policy


At the heart of everything we do in Gymnastics Ireland is the safety & welfare of our members. We have always recognised the duty of care we have for a membership base that starts with young children and is predominately children & teenagers. We have always been and will continue to be a very inclusive sport with a very diverse community of members covering all races, ages, genders, sexualities and socio-economic groups. Our 'Safeguarding' policies set out clear standards of behaviour we expect not alone from our coaches and gymnasts but also from our clubs, officials, administrators, parents/guardians and those who attend our events. The well-being and safety of our members is at the heart of everything we do. To that end we interact on a continuous basis with bodies such as Sport Ireland, Tusla, the Gardaí and other state agencies to ensure we are always up to date with best practice in relation to member welfare.

In the following sections you will find information and various policies we have developed to ensure a safe environment for participation in our sport.

Safeguarding Training Policy for Gymnastics Ireland

Any individual whose role will have ongoing contact with our young members or vulnerable persons in the provision of our activities must complete safeguarding training (as part of best practice GI would encourage anyone involved who may not have ongoing contact with our young members to complete safeguarding training - including parents).

  • To view Safeguarding Training Policy, please click here...
  • Safeguarding 1 Refresher (e-learning module)

Before you click on the e-learning module link below, you must read the Safeguarding Training Policy to ensure that it is appropriate for you to complete the e-learning module. Link for e-learning module - click Here...

  • Click below to view Safeguarding Statement...
  • To view the Gymnastics Ireland Code of Ethics please click here…

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