Safeguarding for Children and Vulnerable Adults is the first priority for Triathlon Ireland. It is a crucial function in providing fun safe and fair opportunities for all to participate in triathlon is ensuring the safeguarding of children participating in the sport.

We want clubs to facilitate Junior sections and in order to achieve this we have set out guidelines and procedures to help with setting up a Junior section and how to manage training sessions and events. Triathlon Ireland has set a number of operating procedures and policies to guide it’s staff, affiliated clubs, coaches, volunteers and officials in relation to Safeguarding. On this page you will find a summary of key information, along with details of where to find more information, concerning the safeguarding of children in the sport of triathlon.


As an all-Island governing body, Triathlon Ireland is guided by Sport Ireland in the Republic of Ireland and the National Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) in Northern Ireland when dealing with matters concerning the protection and safeguarding of children. Triathlon Ireland is in regular contact with these bodies via a child protection officer’s network, and it is these bodies that keep Triathlon Ireland regularly informed with what is legislatively required, and best practice in the area of safeguarding children in sport.