Club Designated Liaison Person (DLP)

This is often a role assigned to the Club Chairperson. All Clubs are obliged on an annual basis to appoint Designated Liaison Person, known as the DLP, who on behalf of the Clubs shall be responsible at an initial stage for dealing with any concerns relating to the possible abuse of children as reported or made known to them.

The role of the DLP should not be confused with that of the Club Children’s Officer. They are in essence two distinct roles with the Children’s Officer dealing primarily with the Code of Behaviour (Underage), with vetting, safeguarding training of coaching personnel and others while the DLP is charged with assisting in the collation of information and the reporting of allegations and concerns of abuse in the Club.

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