Northern Ireland Volleyball are clear that nothing is more important than safeguarding those who play our sport from harm. We recognise the contribution that sport can make to both physical and mental health, national pride and social development when supported by a commitment to safeguarding young people and adults at risk. Our core values of Inclusivity and Integrity align directly to the goal to develop and implement the highest safeguarding standards across volleyball in Northern Ireland and our vision:

Provide a fun, engaging community in which everyone can enjoy, compete, and develop their passion for Volleyball.

 Northern Ireland Volleyball is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all persons to be able to enjoy and participate in our sport. If you have a query or want to discuss a safeguarding or child protection issue, please contact
Northern Ireland Volleyball Safeguarding Officer: 

Johnny McClenaghan, Tel – 07817 061634 or email –

or our Safeguarding Champion:

Jonathan McFadden Tel – 07754 724124 or email –

Safeguarding Contact details
For further information or advice please contact the NSPCC:

Phone – 0808 800 5000, text 88858 or email –

If you are under 18 years, you can call Childline direct to talk about anything that is worrying you. They are open 24/7 and talking to them is totally free.
Call 0800 1111 or visit their website where you can have a 1-2-1 chat online or send an email to one of their counsellors.
Each Trust has a Gateway team to deal with reports of abuse and more local contacts for on-going professional liaison for advice on concerns. 24-hour cover is provided over public holidays

Useful Contact Details

  • Gateway Team – 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday 028 9442 4459 or Emergency (Out of Hours) 028 9504 9999
  • Social Services – Children (9am – 5pm) 0800 7837 745 (freephone – landline only) or 028 3741 5285
  • Adult Safeguarding (9am – 5pm) 028 3756 4423
  • Child and Adult at Risk Regional Out of Hours All Council Areas 028 9504 9999

Northern Ireland Volleyball Documents 

 The attached links provide clubs, coaches, and volunteers with more information to assist them in their work with children and young people. If you need further information or clarification on anything, please contact the Northern Ireland Volleyball at

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