Canoeing Ireland are running a Children First Safeguarding course on 19th June 2019 open to all of our members. This particular date was picked to facilitate committee members who may need this course for the summer season abroad.

This workshop is for the benefit of all members involved in children’s sport in our Canoeing community (parents/guardians, instructors, committee members’, Children officers etc.).

It provides introductory information on codes of conduct, bullying, recruitment, etc. as well as child protection guidelines. By following the principles, policy and practical guidelines contained in the Code, sports leaders are playing their part in providing a safe and enjoyable environment in which children can learn and thrive.

This is a mandatory course for (a) any person responsible for managing staff and (b) staff working or volunteering with children in any capacity. Alternatively you can attend this course if you have completed this course in the past and need to refresh it



Date:        Wednesday 19th June 2019

Time:       19:30 – 22:30  

Location: Irish Sports HQ, National Sports, Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

Tutor:       Jo McCarthy

Cost:        €25 per person


Please see below for some helpful pointers on how to log onto your profile and book into the course.

To book into the Safeguarding course, please do the following:

·         Go to

·         Go to events.

·         Click on events calendar:

·         Click view on the Safeguarding 1-Child Welfare & Protection Basic course.

·         Click whether you are coming to do it as a club, instructor or a committee member and click proceed.

·         You must be a Canoeing Ireland member to attend this course. Choose this option.

·         Log into your profile.

o   To log into your profile for the 1st time.

§  Enter the email address you would have used to set up your profile with your club or as an individual.

§  Click reset password if you do not know your password.

§  Follow the password reset prompts.

§  Go to your email to click on the emailed link. Check your spam folder if not in your inbox.

§  Follow the prompts.

·         Pay the €25.00 to attend the course.