Welfare Documents

In this section you will find documents and links which will be helpful to your club with the development of your Safeguarding policies and procedures.  These must be communicated to and implemented by, all those involved with children in your club.

For Coaches/Players/Parents/CCOs/DLPs/Clubs scroll to the end of this page for a summary of documents/courses to be completed.

How to get started

Check out the Hockey Ireland Safeguarding Checklist to get started. Relevant Hockey Ireland Safeguarding Templates and other guidance/policy documents are available by clicking on the links below.

Safeguarding Checklist


Safeguarding Statement Template (WORD)

CCO Club Risk Assessment Template SG2

Risk Assessment Form (Potential hazards in a club/school setting)

Code of Conduct for Young People

Code of Conduct for Sports Leaders

Code of Conduct for Existing Leaders

Code of Conduct for Parents

Sample Application Form for new Junior Members (WORD)

Existing Leaders Information Form (WORD)

Volunteer or Coach Application Form

Sports Leaders Record Template

Sample Accidents & Incidents Reporting Form (WORD)

Guidance and Policies

Anti Bullying Policy

Child Friendly Environment

Concussion Policy

Filming & Photography Guidance

Garda Vetting Policy

Hockey Ireland Code of Ethics

Hockey Ireland E-Learning Hub

Recognising and Reporting Child Abuse

Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Sport

Safeguarding and Child Protection Legislation

Safeguarding Training Requirements

Safe recruitment procedures for those working with Children

Social Media Policy

Transport and Travel Guidance

Volunteering Policy

Useful Links


Application Form  (New Coach/Volunteer)

Code of Conduct (New Coach/Volunteer)

Code of Conduct (Existing) – annually

Safeguarding – every 3 years

Garda Vetting/AccessNI – every 5 years


Code of Conduct – annually

Young Player

Club Application Form (New Player)

Code of Conduct – annually

Club Management

Safeguarding Statement – Biannually

Risk Assessment – Annually

Club Child Officer (CCO)

Application Form  (New CCO)

Code of Conduct (New CCO)

Code of Conduct (Existing) – annually

Safeguarding 1 and 2 – every 3 years

Garda Vetting/AccessNI – every 5 years

Designated Liaison Person (DLP)

Application Form  (New DLP)

Code of Conduct (New DLP)

Code of Conduct (Existing) – annually

Safeguarding 1 and 3 – every 3 years

Garda Vetting/AccessNI – every 5 years