New Code of Behaviour Launched
The new Code of Behaviour (Underage), which was recently launched at the Child Safeguarding Information Day, highlights the levels of behaviour that the GAA seeks from those who are playing, coaching, officiating or attending our underage games. Packed with 10 different sections, the Code of Behviour (Underage) has been updated to reflect recent child safeguarding legislative requirements that are now enshrined in our Rules and in the day to day organising of our games.
Sections include guidance on maintaining appropriate levels of behaviour when working with children and young people, how to promote the Code and also deal the breaches of the Code, useful guidance on recruiting coaches and managers for underage teams, how to plan away trips, the Club child safeguarding statement, dealing with bullying of children and young people, social media guidance and how to report any concerns or allegations of abuse.
The Code of Behviour (Underage) applies to all of the Gaelic Games Associations - GAA, Ladies Football, Camogie, Handball and Rounders - and may be downloaded on the Kerry GAA website.