Child Welfare Officer
Janine Bevan is a member of the Executive Committee of Father Mathews Basketball Club, in her position as Child Welfare Officer.
The Child Welfare Office acts as the designated liaison person for the club on any child protection issues that may arise and oversees child welfare issues generally within the club. For example, Father Mathew’s is ensuring that all coaches, assistant coaches, volunteers and officials within the Club have been Garda Vetted and is working towards ensuring all relevant club representatives have Safeguarding Awareness training. Janine works with coaches, parents and the Committee to ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are in place and to help resolve any problems.
Janine is experienced in many mental health settings both here and in the UK, including youth support services, suicide support services and student counselling services. She now works as a counsellor with adults and adolescents, and has been a Scout leader for nearly 10 years.
If you have a concern or would like to find out more please contact Janine Bevan on 0894 108469.
In accordance with the stipulations of the Children’s First Act the Club is pleased to launch its Child Safeguarding Statement.
This document clarifies the Club’s commitment to safeguarding anyone under 18 undertaking activities with us and sets out the policies and procedures in place to help us do that.
Any parent or club member who would like further information is very welcome to contact our Child Welfare Officer, Janine Bevan on 0894 108469 or email; firstname.lastname@example.org