Child Protection Policy

Child Protection Policy

 

Gusserane National School

New Ross, Co. Wexford

 

www.gusseranens.ie              Phone: 051 562107            E-mail: gusseranens@gmail.com

 

The Board of Management of Gusserane National School 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 Gusserane National School has agreed the following child protection policy:

  1. The Board of Management of Gusserane National School 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 Mr. Tony Heuston Principal.
  3. The Deputy Designated Liaison Person (Deputy DLP) is Ms Siobhán McLoughlin.
  4. In its policies, practices and activities, Gusserane National School 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.
  • 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.

 

School Policies, Practices and Activities relevant to Child Protection

 

5.  Code of Behaviour of Gusserane NS, Anti-Bullying Policy of Gusserane NS, Pupil Attendance Policy Gusserane NS, Supervision Policy of Gusserane NS, School Tour Policy of Gusserane NS, Sporting Activities Policy of Gusserane NS, Work Placement Policy of Gusserane NS, Ethos of Gusserane NS, Mission Statement of Gusserane NS, ICT Plan of Gusserane NS, SPHE Policy of Gusserane NS, Internet Acceptable Use Policy of Gusserane NS, Mobile Phone Policy of Gusserane NS, Substance Use Policy of Gusserane NS, Communication Policy of Gusserane NS, Policy on Extracurricular Activities of Gusserane NS.

The Board of Management of Gusserane National School has ensured that the necessary policies, protocols or practices as appropriate are in place in respect of each of the about listed items.

 

6.  This policy has been made available to school personnel and 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 of Gusserane National School once in every school year.

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