Temporary Safeguarding 1 Programme (2021)

As a temporary measure, NEW or POTENTIAL coaches of underage teams who have completed or are completing their Foundation/FUNdamentals coaching qualification may avail of a short-term arrangement and fulfil their initial safeguarding training requirements by completing the Safeguarding 1 Online Refresher Programme. 

For NEW or POTENTIAL coaches of underage teams this training will be known as the Temporary Safeguarding 1 Programme.

for more information and to enrol in training, click here



The new Code of Behaviour (Underage), 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 Behaviour (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 with 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.

"Code of Behaviour (Underage)" and "Maintaining Appropriate Levels of Behaviour in our work with children and young people" can be accessed by clicking below


Safeguarding Training Policy is available here


Copies of all documents relating to Child Welfare & Protection - which applies to all of the Gaelic Games Associations – GAA, Ladies Football, Camogie, Handball and Rounders – may be downloaded here