Child Protection Update


Dear Club/Committee Chair,

The Children First Act, which was signed into law in December 2015, has a number of implications for Irish Amateur Wrestling Association Clubs and Committees. The most significant of these is the requirement for organisations to conduct a risk assessment and generate a Child Safeguarding Statement.

Details of how to proceed in this matter are attached along with templates to assist you with compliance.
Please note that the date of compliance is March 31st 2018.
Don’t forget to confirm compliance on the Google Form

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email to irishwrestling@outlook.ie

IAWA Club Risk Assessment

IAWA Child Safeguarding Statement


Code of Ethics and Child Protection Policy


The Irish Amateur Wrestling Association is committed to ensuring that all wrestling activities, whether recreational or competitive, organized under the auspices of the Irish Amateur Wrestling Association or in clubs affiliated to the Irish Amateur Wrestling Association, operate to the highest standards and in an environment that promotes safety, equality, and fairness. The Irish Amateur Wrestling Association accepts that it has a duty of care to take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of any person involved in wrestling activities run by the Irish Amateur Wrestling Association and its affiliated clubs and to support all individuals placed in a “duty of care” situation through their involvement in the promotion, organization and development of wrestling activities. The Irish Amateur Wrestling Association will maintain an ongoing risk assessment policy that will contribute to ensuring that the Irish Amateur Wrestling Association makes every effort to minimize all risks involved at all participation levels within the Irish Amateur Wrestling Association. All instructors / coaches, event organizers, and clubs should have a clear understanding of operating with an appropriate code of ethics, awareness of what their “duty of care” is, and how this duty relates to their position of being responsible for others

Click here for the full I.A.W.A. Code of Ethics and Child Protection Policy