Safeguarding & Child Welfare

Andy Carabini – Child Welfare Officer

Skerries RFC’s Child Welfare Officer (CWO) is Andy Carabini. Andy can be contacted on: 085 100 0647, email: 

Dealing with Concerns – Reporting Procedure:

If you have a concern in relation to a child’s health or development, please contact our Child Welfare Officer.

Commitment to Safeguarding:

At Skerries RFC, we are totally committed to the enjoyment of rugby by young people. We are also committed to creating an environment that promotes safety, fairness and fun. An environment of inclusion and equality, where there is zero tolerance of bullying of any kind. 

We support the efforts of the IRFU in ensuring that our club provides a safe environment, that our players are supported on and off the pitch, and that we give a voice to those who need one.

We acknowledge the need to establish quality procedures and to continually update and review these procedures to ensure that we meet with legislative requirements and our own club standards.

Our commitment to Safeguarding is delivered through:

  • Having a dedicated Child Welfare Officer
  • Adhering to the IRFU Safeguarding Policy
  • Creating an environment that gives voice to Children and Coaches
  • Ensuring all Age Grade coaches & support staff are Garda Vetted
  • Having appropriate reporting procedures in place 
  • Continuously reviewing procedures & policies with players, parents and club officials

Skerries RFC adheres to the Safeguarding Policy as set out by the IRFU:

IRFU Safeguarding Policy

To view the IRFU Child Welfare Policy Document, click below:

IRFU Child Welfare Policy

To view the IRFU Code of Ethics Document, click below:

IRFU Code of Ethics

Garda Vetting & IRFU Declaration of Intend

Download form at link below, complete pages 1&2, and return with relevant forms of documentation to Club CWO.

Download IRFU Declaration of Intent form, complete &return to Club CWO.

Garda Vetting Form
IRFU Declaration
of Intent