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Child Protection Policy

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Ballyvary Central NS

Child Protection Policy

The Board of Management of Ballyvary Central 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 Ballyvary Central NS has agreed the following child protection policy:

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:
Mary Cunningham

3. The Deputy Designated Liaison Person (Deputy DLP) is:
Bríd Roe

In its policies, practices and activities, Ballyvary Central 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; co-operate with the relevant statutory authorities in relation to child protection and welfare matters 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; 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.

The following policies have been addressed/reviewed in the drawing up of this policy as the Board of Management feel they are particularly relevant to child protection:
Anti Bullying Policy
- Code of Behaviour and Discipline Policy
- Home School Liaison Policy
- Attendance Strategy Policy
- Parents as Partners Policy
- Supervision Policy
-School Outing/School Activities Policy
-Record Keeping 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.

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.

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

This policy was adopted and reviewed by the Board of Management on 18/11/2014

Date to be reviewed: 18/12/2015

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