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Child Safeguarding Statement

  • Phoenix Football Club is committed to safeguarding children and by working under the guidance of the FAI Safeguarding Policies our staff, working with our young people, throughout the club, seek to create a safe environment for them to grow and develop. 

  • This club’s Risk Assessment document indicates the areas of potential risk of harm, the likelihood of the risk occurring, and gives the required policy, guidance or process documents required to alleviate these risks.  The list of risks identified are contained in the following categories: Club and Coaching Practices; Complaints & Discipline; Reporting Procedures; Use of Facilities; Recruitment; Communications; and General Risk of Harm.

  • This Risk Assessment was undertaken on 5th Oct 2021.

  • Our Child Safeguarding Statement has been developed in line with requirements under the Children First Act 2015. 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.

  • Phoenix Football Club has the following procedures in place as part of our Safeguarding Policies:

  1. Procedures for the management of allegations of abuse or misconduct by staff or volunteers against a child availing of our activities

  2. Procedures for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers to work with children in our activities

  3. Procedures for access to child safeguarding training and information, including the identification of the occurrence of harm

  4. Procedure for reporting of child protection or welfare concerns to Statutory Authorities

  • The Child Welfare Officer for Phoenix Football Club is Paula Bridgeman. Paula can be contacted on 086-1605328, 01-8389382 or at

  • We recognise that implementation is an ongoing process. Our club is 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 5th October 2024. 

  • Signed:Brendan O’Hanlon                                            Date:25th Jan 2022

  • Chairperson. Phoenix F.C.

  • Name:Brendan O’Hanlon                                                  Phone no: 0873402061

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