FAI publishes contact details regarding Child Welfare concerns

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FAI publishes contact details regarding Child Welfare concerns

In light of a number of recently published reports from sporting bodies which have entered the public domain, the Football Association of Ireland wishes to remind our members and the public of the supports available to any player, coach, parent or volunteer who feels they have serious safeguarding concerns or experiences that they wish to share, historical or current.
18th Mar 2021

The FAI assures anyone with a concern that these will be handled in the strictest of confidence.

The following contact details are available in such circumstances:

•         The FAI Child Welfare Department can be contacted by email at childwelfare@fai.ie
 
•         The Child and Family Agency are available at https://www.tusla.ie/get-in-touch or https://www.tusla.ie/children-first/report-a-concern/
 

•         To contact the Gardai in an emergency always call 999/112 or visit https://www.garda.ie/en/contact-us/station-directory
 
•         The Health Service Executive provides a confidential counselling service to adults who have experienced childhood sexual, physical or emotional abuse via Freephone Number 1800 235 234 (office hours) or www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/mental-health-services/national-counselling-service