College Corinthians AFC

Safe Recruitment Policy

College Corinthians AFC will take all reasonable steps to ensure that coaches, managers and volunteers are suitable to work with children and young people.

All prospective coaches, managers and volunteers are required to complete an application form/self-declaration form, giving the names of two referees who will then be contacted for references.

All coaches, managers and volunteers must complete Garda vetting clearance. In addition, they are required to complete the FAI-arranged Safeguarding Level 1 course which provides a good basic understanding of Child Protection legislation and educates participants on the implementation of best practice in protecting the welfare of children in football.

All appointments are subject to approval and ratification by the appropriate Club Committee member (e.g. Schoolboys Co-ordinator in relation to applications for coaching roles with a Club Schoolboy Team).

All coaches, managers and volunteers will be subject to a sign up procedure in which they undertake to abide by College Corinthians AFC rules and FAI codes of conduct and practice. Appropriate confidentiality will be maintained in regard to all application and reference forms.

Once recruited, College Corinthians AFC will make all efforts to support and manage coaches, managers and volunteers ensuring that no person is expected to work alone.

All coaches, managers and volunteers will receive some form of induction training including receiving information about FAI and Club policies and procedures and any required training and support will be put in place. This helps to minimise the unintentional risk to children through lack of understanding and knowledge.

Version 2 July 2022