Child Protection Policy of Taugheen NS

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.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 Taugheen NS has agreed the following Child Protection Policy:

  1. The Designated Liaison Person (DLP) is: Barry Brett(Principal)
  2. The Deputy Designated Liaison Person (Deputy DLP) is: Marita Lynskey
  3. In its policies, practices and activities, Taugheen NS 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.

This section of the Child Protection Policy refers to other school policies, practices and activities that are particularly relevant to child protection: the Code of Behaviour/Anti-bullying Policy, Supervision of Pupils and Sporting Activities/School Outings

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.

This policy has been made available to school personnel and is readily accessible to parents on request. A copy of this policy will be made available to the Department and the School’s Patron, Archbishop Michael Neary on request.

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

This policy was reviewed by the Board of Management in September 2022.

Signed: _________________________   Signed: __________________________

Chairperson of Board of Management    Principal

Date:     __________________________    Date:    __________________________

Date of next review: _____September 2023.