Safeguarding 3 - Designated Liaison Person

A person appointed to the Designated Liaison Person position in a club must have completed the Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course and should complete the NEW Designated Liaison Person 3 hour workshop. A club may appoint the same person to both the CCO and DLP positions however best practice advises that they are kept as separate roles.

Designated Liaison Person

Every club/organisation should designate a person to be responsible for dealing with any concerns about the protection of children. The Designated Liaison Person is responsible for reporting allegations or suspicions of child abuse to TULSA Child and Family Agency or Social Services (NI) and/or An Garda Siochána / PSNI. It is recommended that this person is a senior club person. However, if there is difficulty identifying a separate individual to take this role, the Club Children’s Officer can be appointed as Designated Liaison Person once the club/organisation is clear about the responsibilities of each role. The organisation’s child protection policy and procedures should include the name and contact details of the Designated Liaison Person and the responsibilities attached to the role.

*Please note the GAA policy surrounding the Safeguarding Course has altered. Whilst the GAA does recognise the generic course delivered by Local Sports Partnerships, the GAA have advised that all coaches within GAA (Camogie, Hurling, Football, Handball) MUST complete the GAA Safeguarding 1, 2 and 3 course.

In order to book onto a GAA Safeguarding Course, please contact the designated GAA tutor below.
John Lyons - 086 3886726

The next Designated Liaison Person workshop will take place on

Thursday 15th November from 6.00- 9.00pm in LIT (Thurles Campus), Nenagh Road, Thurles.

Places can be booked on

If you have any further queries, please contact Tipperary Sports Partnership on 0761 06 6201 or