GLTC has adopted and implemented the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport as set out by Tennis Ireland as an integral part of club policy on children and club membership. Upon joining the Club or renewal of annual membership, all members agree to abide by the Code of Conduct and the club’s Child Protection Policy. These codes and policies are set out below, and all members and their children should read and become familiar with them.

The Club Child Protection Officers are available should any member have any questions or require any assistance in relation to child protection in the club.

The Child Protection Officers for GLTC are Scott Kirkwood (086 820 2972) and Barbara Simpson (087 235 1788).

The club is not responsible for providing adult supervision for children except for formal coaching, matches and competitions. GLTC does not accept responsibility for independent recreational play e.g. two juniors arriving at the club on their own to play a game or children being left unsupervised while their parents/guardians are playing tennis. It is strongly recommended that if children are playing in the club independently of the club’s organised activities, that a parent/guardian stays with them for the duration of the activity

Policies and Guidelines: (all provided via a link)

Sport Ireland code of Ethics and Good Practice for children in sport

Child Protection Policy Statement

GLTC Child Safeguarding Statement 2020

GLTC code of conduct for parents and children

GLTC code of conduct for coaches

GLTC photography policy

GLTC social media policy

GLTC reporting procedure

GLTC dealing with discipline and challenging behaviour policy

Child Protection Risk Assessment