Introducing: IABA National Safeguarding Manager, Paul Hayes.

IABA is delighted to welcome National Safeguarding Manager, Paul Hayes.

Paul’s work history includes social care work with Tusla Family Support Services and as a youth worker with Foroige, Ireland’s national youth organisation. He is also the secretary of Olympic Boxing Club in Galway City and a former amateur boxer from his youth in Wexford.

Paul is a qualified boxing coach, swimming coach and gym instructor.

Paul, who took up his appointment in March, will manage all safeguarding matters, including vetting, and can be contacted through or +353860748867.

IABA’s suite of safeguarding policies and practices is available here