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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 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 College, Ballina, has agreed the following Child Protection Policy:

The Board of Management has adiopted and will implement fully and without notification 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 :

Ms Siobhan Towey, Principal

The Deputy Designated Liason Person (Deputy DLP) is:

Mr Aiden McLoughlin, Deputy Principal

In it’s policies, practices and activities, Moyne College will adhere to the following principles of best practice in Child Protection and Welfare:
Moyne College 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 accuations 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.
Moyne College will also adhere to the above principles in relation to any student with a special vulnerability.

School policies, practicies and activities that are particulary releveant to child protection:
Student Code of Conduct
Anti-Bullying Policy
Attendance Policy
Care Team Policy
Critical Incident Policy
Physical Education Policy
Wok Experience Policy
The Board of Management 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 available to parents on request. A copy of this policy will be made available to the Department and Co.Mayo VEC if requested.

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

This policy was adopted by the Board of Management on ______________________________

Signed: _______________________________ Signed: _________________________
Chairperson of Board Of Management Principal

Date: _______________________________ Date: _________________________

Date of next review: _______________