Climbing Dojo provides a range of mountaineering and rock climbing activities and opportunities for young people through structured courses, bespoke workshops, events, and 1:1 coaching.
Climbing Dojo is committed to safeguarding children as well as supports and adapts Mountaineering Ireland’s child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures (2015). All our staff and volunteers, who are working with our young people, throughout the organisation, seek to create a safe environment for young people to grow and develop.
Climbing Dojo will also support and undertake a written Risk Assessment document that indicates the areas of potential risk of harm, the likelihood of the risk occurring, and gives the required policy, guidance or process documents require to alleviate these risks. The list of risks identified are contained in the following categories: Coaching Practices; Complaints & Discipline; Reporting Procedures; Use of Facilities; Recruitment; Communications; and General Risk of Harm.
The Risk Assessment was undertaken on 5th March 2018. By Leman Lemanski of Climbing Dojo.
Our Child Safeguarding Statement has been developed in line with requirements under the Children First Act 2015, the Children First: National Guidance, and Tusla’s Child Safeguarding: A Guide for Policy, Procedure and Practice and the Children (NI) Order 1995 and subsequent Guidance. In addition to our Risk Assessment document described above, there are further procedures that support our intention to safeguard children while they are availing of our activities.
Climbing Dojo has the following procedures in place as part of our Safeguarding Policies:
- Procedures for the management of allegations of abuse or misconduct by staff or volunteers against a child availing of our activities.
- Procedures for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers to work with children in our activities.
- Procedures for access to child safeguarding training and information, including the identification of the occurrence of harm.
- Procedure for reporting of child protection or welfare concerns to Statutory Authorities.
The Mandated/Relevant Person for Climbing Dojo is Leman Lemanski.
We recognise that implementation is an ongoing process and we are committed to the implementation of this Child Safeguarding Statement and the procedures that support our intention to keep children safe from harm while availing of our activities.
This Child Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed on 10th January 2020
Climbing Dojo follows Mountaineering Ireland’s safe recruitment procedures in the case of all instructors working with children and vulnerable adults. To view the Mountaineering Ireland Safeguarding Policy, please click here.
The process ensures that all instructors provide referees to vouch for their character and credentials, and undergo a background check.
1. Complete the Mountaineering Ireland Volunteer/Provider Application Form and return to Mountaineering Ireland at the relevant address below:
2. The complete code of conduct form for Adults/Leaders/Volunteers or Parents/Guardians or Providers
3 Complete the Garda Vetting process or those living in Northern Ireland, the Access NI process – please see Access NI Guidance Notes below.
In the Republic of Ireland, background checks are carried out by the National Vetting Bureau. All our staff and freelance instructors are required to be Garda vetted through Mountaineering Ireland, which is an authorised organisation.