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Safeguarding for volunteers


RCYC have a range of policies in place in to comply with Irish Sailing & Sports Ireland policies and Irish Government legislation in relation to child protection of junior members at the club.

In pursuant of these policies, RCYC requires all volunteers and staff appointed to any of the junior committees to hold a current Garda Vetting clearance certificate and a current Safeguarding 1 certificate.

RCYC also encourages all adult volunteers that regularly support junior dinghy sailing to get Garda Vetted and attend the Safeguarding 1 course.

The following relating documents can be found in the RCYC Club Policies area on the club website.


Book a place on the next Safeguarding course using the form at the end of this webpage.


Club Safeguarding Statement –

Club Safeguarding Training Plan –


Club Policies –


Club Safety Statement –


Club Garda Vetting Policy –


Club Safeguarding Policy –




The Class Captain or Program Coordinator of all junior committees or sub-committees thereof, the following Committees shall submit a list of committee members to the club office annually, or when a new committee member joins/leaves.


RCYC Dinghy Committee

Optimist Class Committee

Topper Class Committee

ILCA Class Committee

Mixed Dinghy Committee

Team Racing Committee

Cadets/Junior Sailing Academy Committee

Junior Organiser & associated committee

Or any other committee that is arranged which coordinates sailing activity for the duration of the sailing season.


RCYC shall arrange Safeguarding training on an annual basis as demand arises.
Safeguarding training is normally available intermittently online via Irish Sailing(online shop) also for anyone wishing to get safeguarding training outside of the annual training schedule.


Procedure on how to apply for a Garda Vetting clearance certificate is contained in the Garda Vetting Policy Document.


The club office maintains a compliance list of the safeguarding certificate validity and Garda Vetting cert validity for all junior committee members. Please submit a copy of your Garda Vetting clearance and a copy of the safeguarding certificate as soon as you have completed it.


It is the responsibility of the volunteer to arrange & attend the safeguarding course or apply for the Garda Vetting, or to ensure their safeguarding and Garda Vetting clearance have not expired.

The club also requires all club coaches & instructors to be Garda Vetted & have a valid Safeguarding1 certification, this is also monitored & maintained by the club office.


Please book you place on the next safeguarding course by filling out the form below.


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