Child Protection Policy of Guardian Angels

1. The Board of Management recognises that child protection and welfare considerations permeate all aspects of school life and must be reflected in all of the school’s policies, practices and activities. Accordingly, in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Education and Skills’ Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools, the Board of Management of Guardian Angels’ N.S. has agreed the following child protection policy:
2. The Board of Management has adopted and will implement fully and without modifications the Department’s Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary schools as part of this overall child protection policy.
3. The Designated Liaison Person (DLP) is Pádraig Ó Néill, Principal
4. The Deputy Designated Liaison Person (Deputy DLP) is Anne Collins, Deputy PrincipalIn its policies, practices and activities, Guardian Angles’ N.S. will adhere to the following principles of best practice in child protection and welfare:

The school will

  • Recognise that the protection and welfare of children is of paramount importance, regardless of all other considerations;

  • Fully co-operate with the relevant statutory authorities in relation to child protection and welfare matters

  • Adopt safe practices to minimise the possibility of harm or accidents happening to children and protect workers from the necessity to take unnecessary risks that may leave themselves open to accusations of abuse or neglect;

  • Develop a practice of openness with parents and encourage parental involvement in the education of their children; and

  • Full respect confidentiality requirements in dealing with child protection matters.

5. The following policies are particularly relevant to child protection; Code of Behaviour/Anti-Bullying Policy and the Anti-Cyber Bullying Policy

The Board has ensured that the necessary policies, protocols or practices as appropriate are in place in respect of each of the above listed items.

6. This policy has been made available to school personnel and the Parent Teacher

Association and is readily accessible to parents on request. It is also published on the school’s website www.guardianangels.ie

7. This policy will be reviewed by the Board of Management once in every school year.

This policy was approved by the Board of Management on 01/03/2016

Signed: James Mc Nally Signed: Pádraig Ó Néill

Chairperson of Board of Management Principal

Date of next review: March 2017

 

This policy can be downloaded here.

 

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