Child Safeguarding

The Gaelic Athletic Association is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all young people who wish to participate in our Gaelic Games and activities. We will take all practicable steps to protect them from discernable forms of abuse - from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment and shall respect their rights, wishes and feelings.  The Association and its sister organisations recently launched the online version of Code of Behaviour (Underage). This Code has been agreed between the GAA, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, the Camogie Association, GAA Handball Ireland and GAA Rounders.   

For more information click Child Welfare and Protection in Gaelic Games

In accordance with the law and Association policy, any volunteer in the GAA intending to work with children, must have completed the following:
 
1. Garda vetting
 
2. GAA Child Safeguarding 1
 
3. The GAA foundation award at minimum

New GAA Safeguarding 1 Online Refresher Course    

This page is dedicated to the New GAA Child Safeguarding 1 online Refresher Course launched in September 2019 and allows coaches and other volunteers who have already attended a full face to face Safeguarding 1 session in the past 3 years to refresh the course online.  It is an interactive eLearning course split into 6 separate modules as outlines below:
 
 
Enrol on the Course
 
In order to enrol on the course users must first create an account and register on the site.  Click here  register for guidance on how to register.  Once registered, click the Enrol button below and you will be asked for an enrolment key.  The enrolment key is determined by your home Province:
 
Connacht Participants: Enrolment key = Connacht19
Leinster Participants: Enrolment key = Leinster19
Munster Participants: Enrolment key = Munster19
Ulster Participants: Enrolment key = Ulster19
 
 

Course  Structure
 
The Introduction module must be done first but you may do the main 4 modules in any order you choose before completing the quiz at the end.  All modules must be completed in full in order to achieve certification.  
 
 
Core Modules
 
 

Quiz

The quiz consists on 10 random multiple choice questions.  Participants can take the quiz as many times as they like but they must obtain a grade of 80% in order to pass and be eligible for a Safeguarding 1 refresher certificate.  This certificate becomes available for download once the pass grade has been achieved.  


In order to enrol on the course users must first create an account and register on the site.  Click here register for guidance on how to register.  Once registered, click the Enrol button below and you will be asked for an enrolment key.  The enrolment key is determined by your home Province:

 
Connacht Participants: Enrolment key = Connacht19
Leinster Participants: Enrolment key = Leinster19
Munster Participants: Enrolment key = Munster19
Ulster Participants: Enrolment key = Ulster19