The National Coarse Federation of Ireland, NCFFI is committed to safeguarding the well-being of all its members and creating and maintaining the safest environment possible for all young people and vulnerable adults who wish to participate in angling sport and recreation.
We are fully committed to safeguarding the well-being of all in coarse and predator angling. Every person, to include our coaches, parents & guardians and young people themselves should at all times, show respect and understanding for participants’ rights, safety and welfare, and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the federation and the guidelines contained in the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport as issued by Sport Ireland and Sports Northern Ireland. This Code provides principles and guidelines to be adopted when dealing with young people and
Whether or not you wish to take up the coaching pathway we recommend Garda/PSNI vetting for all but it is essential and obligatory for all persons with access to children and vulnerable adults and those making decisions regarding the welfare of children at local, regional and national level.
The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 provide a statutory basis for the vetting of persons carrying out relevant work with children or vulnerable persons. The Act also creates offences and penalties for persons who fail to comply with its provisions.
The Act stipulates that a relevant organisation shall not permit any person to undertake relevant work or activities on behalf of the organisation, unless the organisation receives a vetting disclosure from the National Vetting Bureau in respect of that person. A person who contravenes this shall be guilty of an offence.