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 Moyne Community School 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.
The Designated Liaison Person (DLP) is Des Cullen, Principal The Deputy Designated Liaison Person (Deputy DLP) is Paddy McPhillips, Deputy Principal
In its policies, practices and activities, Moyne Community 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; 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. Moyne Community School policies, practices and activities that are particularly relevant to child protection are · Code of Behaviour · Anti-bullying Policy · Substance Abuse Policy · Pastoral Care Policy · Guidance Counselling Policy · Pupil Attendance Strategy · Educational Trips and Outings · Supervision Policy · Mentor Programme · Pupil Work Placements · Special Needs Provision Policy · Critical incident Management 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 or via the school website www.moynecs.ie/policies. A copy of this policy will be made available to the Department and the patron if requested. This policy was reviewed and adopted by the Board of Management on 15th December 2014
Signed: Mairead moffatt Deputy Chairperson of Board of Management Date: 19th December 2016
Signed: Des Cullen Principal / Secretary to the Board of Management Date: 19th December 2016
This policy will be reviewed by the Board of Management December 2017.
The Board of Management of Moyne Community School wish to state that
The Board of Managements Annual Review of the school's child protection policy was completed at the board meeting of 19st December 2016.
This review was conducted in accordance with the checklist set out in Appendix 2 of the Departments "Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools"
mairead Moffatt Chairperson of the Board of Management Des Cullen Secretary to the Board of Management Date 19th December 2016