SOFTBALL IRELAND YOUTH PROGRAMMES POLICY STATEMENT
Softball Ireland is fully committed to safeguarding the well being of its members. Every person associated with the organisation should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the rights, safety and welfare of others and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the organisation and supports the guidelines contained in the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport.
Softball Ireland’s first priority is the welfare of its members, especially young people. We are committed to providing an environment that will allow players and participants to perform to the best of their ability, free from bullying, intimidation, harassment or abuse.
Although officials, coaches and managers are responsible for enforcing the code at all times, adult members (including parents, guardians and others who sponsor players/participants) have a particular duty to ensure the youth they sponsor into the organisation are aware of, willing and able to comply with the Spirit and Intent of the code.
The policy is currently under review and an updated policy will be issued in the coming months.