Child Protection

Child Protection Policy of Gaelscoil Thaobh na Coille

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 Gaelscoil Thaobh na Coille has agreed the following child protection policy.

1.     The Board of Management has adopted and will implement fully and without modification the Department’s Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools as part of this overall child protection policy.

2.     The Designated Liaison Person (DLP) is  Emer Nic Chonchradha (Principal)

3.     The Deputy Designated Liaison Person (Deputy DLP) is Tomás Mac Uileagóid (Deputy Principal)

4.     In its policies, practices and activities, Gaelscoil Thaobh na Coille 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

-      fully respect confidentiality requirements in dealing with child protection matters.

The school will also adhere to the above principles in relation to any adult pupil with a special vulnerability.

5.     The Board recognises that there is a close connection between this policy and other school policies, especially the Code of Discipline, the Attendance Policy and the Supervision of Pupils Policy. These policies should be read in conjunction with this policy and its contents should be closely considered in their implementation.

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 Parents’ Association and is readily accessible to parents on request. A copy of this policy will be made available to the Department and the patron if requested.

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

This policy was adopted by the Board of Management on 16th May 2012

Gaelscoil Thaobh na Coille : Child Protection Policy 2012

The Detartment od Education & Skills Child Protection Procedures in Primary and Post-Primary Schools (2011) is available by clicking on the PDF attachment below.

Nósanna Imeachta maidir le Caomhnú Leanaí i mBunscoileanna & Iarbhunscoileanna

Child Proctection Procedures for Primary & Post Primary Schools