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DES Child Protection Procedures

Child Protection Procedures: Circular 81/2017

Child Protection Procedures for Schools reflect Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2017 and the Children First Act (2015).

The 2017 procedures stipulate that all BOMs are required to formally adopt and implement these revised procedures as part of the school’s CSS.

 

Child Protection Procedures 2017 (pdf, 1,888 kb)
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Appendix 1 - Schedule of Mandated Persons Under the Children First Act 2015 (pdf, 390 kb)
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Appendix 2 - Sexual Offences as set out in the Children First Act 2015 (pdf, 289 kb)
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Appendix 3 - Protocol authorising immediate action (pdf, 329 kb)
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Appendix 4 - Summary of Record Keeping Requirements (pdf, 435 kb)
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DES Resources

Links to the Department of Education and Skills (DES) Child Protection FAQ and templates can be found here:

  • Word Template for recording documents provided to the Board of Management (PDF also available here)

 

Template 2 - Child Safeguarding Statement (doc, 15 kb)
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Template 3 - Checklist for Review of the Child Safeguarding Statement (doc, 15 kb)
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Template 4 - Notification re. the Board of Management’s Review of the Child Safeguarding Statement (doc, 12 kb)
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Template 1 - Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment (doc, 15 kb)
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Examples of Activities, Risks and Procedures (pdf, 241 kb)
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Examples of Risks of Harm (pdf, 160 kb)
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Examples of Procedures to Address Risks of Harm (pdf, 337 kb)
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INTO Supports

INTO Questions and Answers (pdf, 124 kb)
Child Protection Procedures 2017 https://www.facebook.com/INTOnews/videos/882889715214006/
Facebook Live Webinar
INTO's Summary of Compliance Requirements (pdf, 292 kb)
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Child Protection and Welfare Report Form (pdf, 419 kb)

 

Children First Training

PDST Online Training

Click on the link to access 2 online courses from the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) on the Child Protection Procedures.

 

TUSLA Online Training

Click on the link and create an account to watch a 90-minute training programme designed by TUSLA/CFA for Children First

Update on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Support Arrangements - February 2018 (pdf, 362 kb)
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