Anti-Bullying Policy Statement

Ballymore Eustace GAA Anti-Bullying Policy Statement

The GAA aims to create a supportive environment where any form of bullying is unacceptable and Ballymore Eustace GAA fully supports this.
Incidents of bullying are regarded as serious breaches of the Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport – Our Games Our Code. The GAA is committed to achieving an ethos of respect so as to maximise the potential of all members when playing or participating in Gaelic Games.
DEFINITION
Bullying is defined as repeated aggression, be it verbal, psychological or physical, conducted by an individual or group against others.

THE GAA SEEKS TO ENSURE THAT:
• Incidents of bullying behaviour are addressed appropriately.
• All persons in membership of the Association or attending games or activities are aware that bullying behaviour is unacceptable in the GAA.
DEALING WITH BULLYING
The Code of Behaviour when working with underage players provides good practice guidance in relation to the prevention of bullying.
If you are aware of or have a concern that bullying behaviour is happening within the Ballymore Eustace GAA Club you should report the matter to the Club Children’s Officer.
We recognise that incidents of bullying are a breach of the Code of Behaviour and such incidents will be dealt with accordingly.

Club Children’s Officer: Maeve Gallagher