Safeguarding Hub


Welcome to the Fastpitch Ireland Safeguarding Hub. On this page you will find the Fastpitch Irleand (as a discipline of Softball Ireland) Safeguarding Policies (published 21st January 2021) and all the supporting documentation to keep children and young people safe while playing all disciplines of the sport of softball. The creation of these policies have been mandated in law, so all clubs and regions in Ireland are required to familiarise themselves with the Safeguarding Policies and follow the guidance laid out within it.

Any safeguarding issues or concerns can be directed to our National Children’s Officer by emailing

Melanie Cunningham
Director of Fastpitch

The following documents are available for your information:

Softball Ireland Safeguarding Policy (2021) v1.0

For all clubs (ROI and NI):

Softball Ireland Club Membership Form

Child Safeguarding Statement and Risk Assessment (For Clubs)

Safeguarding Incident Log (For Clubs)

For ROI clubs only:

Federation of Irish Sport Guidelines for Completing Vetting (NVB1)

National Vetting Bureau Parent / Guardian Consent Form (NVB3)

Federation of Irish Sport Identification (Vetting Service ID) Form

For NI clubs only:

Northern Ireland Sports Forum ID Validation Form