The process of reporting allegations of abuse to statutory authorities in Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh and Tyrone is in line with Section 6 of the Guidelines for Dealing with Allegations of Abuse (Section 6)
In common with all Provincial Councils, Ulster GAA assists the Association in promoting good practice in child welfare and protection. In accordance with LGFA procedures they willingly provide Club and County Board Designated Persons who wish to report allegations of abuse or concerns of a child welfare nature to the statutory authorities with advisory services so as to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and guidance, regardless of jurisdiction.
Should a member of the LGFA believe or suspect that a child is suffering or is in danger of suffering significant harm or may be in danger of being abused they should immediately pass on such concerns to the relevant LGFA Designated Person who will assist them in formally reporting such matters to the relevant Social Care Trust. All reports made to the Statutory Authorities shall also be reported to the LGFA National Designated Person : firstname.lastname@example.org
It should be noted that an individual may, if they so wish, directly report their concerns to the statutory authorities themselves.