The Designated Liaison Person (DLP) at Club level, appointed by their Club Executive Committee, is responsible for dealing with concerns relating to the possible abuse of children.
Crumlin GAA Designated Liasion Person (DLP)
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The appointed person must complete the Gaelic Games Designated Liaison Persons Safeguarding Training workshop, regardless of any external prior training or additional qualifications, and have the ability to approach child welfare and protection matters in a sensible, balanced, facilitative and nonthreatening manner and should be aware of the responsibilities that they are required to fulfil on behalf of their Club and their Association.
The DLP must be familiar with the safeguarding and child welfare roles and responsibilities of statutory authorities and agencies within their jurisdiction and with the role of the National Designated Person and Mandated Persons.
It is important to note that the Designated Liaison Person does not have a counselling or therapeutic role or a responsibility for investigating or validating child protection concerns within their Club or County.
The Designated Liaison Person must be familiar with the safeguarding and child welfare roles and responsibilities of statutory authorities and agencies within their jurisdiction, and the Association’s Guidance for Dealing with & Reporting Allegations or Concerns of Abuse and our Code of Behaviour (Underage) which can be downloaded here.
The Official guide published by the GAA on a club/county DLP can be downloaded here.
The Official guide published by the GAA on DEALING WITH ALLEGATIONS OR CONCERNS OF ABUSE can be downloaded here.
For information on Crumlin GAA’s Child Welfare Officer please click here.