Irish 420 Class Association is a class association offering the sport of sailing the International 420 dinghy in Ireland and it provides various sporting activities and opportunities for young people through participation in training, regional, provincial, national and international events.

Irish 420 Class Association is committed to safeguarding children and by working under the guidance of Sport Ireland’s Ethic Unit’s Safeguarding Guidance for Children & Young People in Sport with our staff, both volunteers and employed, working with our young people, throughout the organisation, seek to create a safe environment for young people to grow and develop within sport.

Irish 420 Class Association written Risk Assessment document indicates the areas of potential risk of harm, the likelihood of the risk occurring, and gives the required policy, guidance or process documents required to alleviate these risks.

The list of risks identified are contained in the following categories: Club and Coaching Practices; Complaints & Discipline; Reporting Procedures; Use of Facilities; Recruitment; Communications; and General Risk of Harm.

The Irish 420 Class Association has the following procedures in place as part of our Safeguarding Policies:

  • Procedures for the management of allegations of abuse or misconduct by staff or volunteers against a child availing of our activities
  • Procedures for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers to work with children in our activities
  • Procedures for access to child safeguarding training and information, including the identification of the occurrence of harm
  • Procedure for reporting of child protection or welfare concerns to Statutory Authorities

We recognise that implementation is an ongoing process. The Irish 420 Class Association is committed to the implementation of this Child Safeguarding Statement and the procedures that support our intention to keep children safe from harm while availing of our activities.

Please use the following link to read the full Child Safe Guarding Policy


The Designated Liaison Person for the Irish 420 Class Association is Martina Whyte and may be contacted at or by phone