A child or young person refers to anyone under the age of 18, and they are covered by Safeguarding legislation. The IFA’s full policy on safeguarding is available at https://www.irishfa.com/media/24113/irish-fa-safeguarding-policy.pdf.
Information on safeguarding training can be found at https://www.irishfa.com/irish-fa-foundation/grassroots-and-youth-football/safeguarding/safeguarding-training.
NIWFA coaches and all those working with anyone under the age of 18 should also have an enhanced AccessNI check carried out specifically in relation to their role at their club, regardless of whether or not an enhanced AccessNI check has been carried out for another role or at another club. More information on this is available at https://www.irishfa.com/irish-fa-foundation/grassroots-and-youth-football/safeguarding/access-ni-vetting-checks.