Child Protect in Sport UnitThe Northern Ireland Wrestling Association is committed to promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Our Safeguarding documents below will ensure that affiliated NI wrestling clubs are guided in delivering Good Practice. Our Designated Safeguarding Child Officer is Robbie Irwin.

Robbie IrwinFor Safeguarding Advice email Robbie:

Robbie is vastly experienced on the subject of governance and takes on the new role having completed training at the Safeguarding Child and Young People Tutor Orientation Workshop in February 2015.

The orientation was delivered by Paul Stephenson from the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit and as a result Robbie and Jim can deliver the Safeguarding Children and Young People in Sport workshop for wrestling coaches and volunteers in Northern Ireland.

Paul Stephenson said, “It’s great to see wrestling build capacity within their own sport to deliver the safeguarding workshop directly to their own coaches. When workshops are delivered by tutors who are already involved in the sport and therefore aware of the specific issues that may arise, the tutors have more credibility and are able to ensure the scenarios are sport specific and relevant to the attendees”

Robbie is responsible for implementing NIWA policies, procedures, and statutory guidelines:

Knowledge of categories and indicators of abuse and be familiar with and be able to carry out the reporting procedures to the relevant agencies (local duty social worker in the Gateway Team/PSNI etc.) in relation to safeguarding and whistleblowing

Undertake child protection training and liaise with the national children’s officer in order to assist with the ongoing development and implementation of the organisation’s safeguarding training needs

Communicate with parents and/or agencies as appropriate and report persistent poor practice to the National Designated Person

Safeguarding Policy Documents:

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