Child Welfare

Important Contacts

County Children’s Officer Padraic Carolan

Club Children’s Officer Kim Robertson

National Children’s Officer, Gearóid Ó Maoilmhichíl at 01-8363222 or

Club DLP Michael O’Brien 0868143220

Club Coaches

There are 3 parts to becoming a qualified GAA coach.

  1. Complete Foundation Award (Online) Coaching Course
  2. Complete Child Protection Safeguarding1 Course (Temporary Refresher Online Valid until 31/12/2021)
  3. Complete GAA Garda Vetting

Westport GAA Safeguarding Statement

  1. Foundation Award (Online) Coaching Course

Below is the link to the Connacht GAA Online Foundation Course which is open at the moment. First register with . Then click on the link below and follow the instructions to complete the online modules. Once the country opens up, you will be called to complete your practical modules some Saturday in Connacht GAA Centre.

Enrolment key = ConnachtHurling21

  1. Child Protection Safeguarding (Temporary Online Refresher)

This is a temporary service available while face-to-face courses are not possible. This 40 minute online course will cover you until 31/12/2021. Once completed print out cert and/or save on phone.

Temporary Safeguarding 1 Programme | GAA DOES

  1. GAA Garda Vetting

Click on the link below and follow the step-by-step instructions. It takes about 1 month to get the vetting form back from GAA/Garda.

Vetting (

Westport GAA Safeguarding Statement
Tackling Bullying Poster
Social Media Policy
GAA Tackling Bullying Presentation
Westport GAA Anti Bullying Policy