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Child Safety

Safeguarding Children and at-risk Adults


SEVO is fully committed to safeguarding the well-being of its members. Every individual in the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for their rights, safety and welfare, and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the club and the guidelines contained in the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport.  


Each and every constituent member of SEVO shall be responsible for the implementation of the OI Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. 


In order to safeguard children and at-risk adults, SEVO and its members will apply the OI Safeguarding Policy and procedures as incorporated in the club Child Safeguarding Statement (see below).


All individuals involved in orienteering through SEVO at every level, including participants, officials, instructors/coaches, administrators and club officials agree to abide by the OI Code of Conduct and Good Practice ("Code") and all such individuals participating or being involved in orienteering through SEVO in one of the aforementioned roles or in a role which comes within the intended ambit of this paragraph and the OI Safeguarding Policy and Procedures generally are deemed to have assented to and as such recognise and adhere to the principles and responsibilities embodied in the Code.

Club Child

Section 1: Club Information

Orienteering Ireland provides various sporting activities and opportunities for young people through participation in clubs, regional/provincial events and through our national teams.

Club details:

Name:        SEVO

Sport:         Orienteering

Location:     South East Ireland

Section 2: Principles to safeguard children from harm

SEVO is committed to safeguarding children and by working under the guidance of our NGB Safeguarding Policies our volunteers, working with our young people, throughout the organisation, seek to create a safe environment for young people to grow and develop within sport.

The following set of principles should be adhered to:

  • Importance of childhood - The importance of childhood should be understood and valued by everyone involved in sport.

  • Needs of the child - All children’s sport experiences should be guided by what is best for children. This means that adults should have a basic understanding of the emotional, physical and personal needs of young people.

  • Integrity in relationships - Adults interacting with children in sport are in a position of trust and influence. They should always ensure that children are treated with integrity and respect, and the self-esteem of young people is enhanced.

  • Fair Play - All children’s sport should be conducted in an atmosphere of fair play. The principles of fair play should always be emphasised, and organisers should give clear guidelines regarding acceptable standards of behaviour.

  • Quality atmosphere & ethos - Children’s sport should be conducted in a safe, positive and encouraging atmosphere.

  • Competition - Competition is an essential element of sport and should be encouraged in an age appropriate manner. A child centred ethos will help to ensure that competition and specialisation are kept in their appropriate place.

  • Equality - All children should be valued and treated in an equitable and fair manner regardless of ability, age, gender, religion, social and ethnic background or political persuasion. 

Child safety officer: Jeni Pim

Designated Liaison Person: Norman Storey

For any questions or queries related to the above, please email us.

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