Child Protection Procedures

Designated Liaison Person
30-November-22

GENERAL INFORMATION

​All of us who are involved in working with children and young people have a duty to do our utmost to ensure their protection and welfare. This responsibility is taken very seriously by our school and there is a very strong culture of child protection within the school.

The recent publication of the updated Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children and the full commencement of the Children First Act 2015 are important milestones in the State’s child protection arrangements and require all of us to place a renewed focus on child protection.

These updated Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017 have been developed following extensive consultation with the education partners and take account of the new statutory obligations under the Children First Act, 2015 and the recently updated Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children.

The purpose of these procedures is to give clear direction and guidance to school management and school personnel in relation to meeting the new statutory obligations under the Children First Act, 2015 and in the continued implementation within the school setting of the best practice guidance set out in the updated Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children.

With the introduction of the Department of Education & Skills Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools in December 2017, we in Ballymakenny College reviewed our policy and procedures. The revised policy and procedure is available on this website and by request from the General Office.

It has and continues to be a requirement for schools to appoint a Designated Liaison person (DLP) and a Deputy Designated Liaison Person (DDLP). Their role is to be responsible for ensuring that reporting procedures are followed i.e. that child welfare and protection concerns are referred promptly to Tusla. Tusla is the organisation tasked with promoting the welfare of children who are at risk of not receiving adequate care and protection.
In Ballymakenny College the DLP is the Principal, Alan Mynes and the DDLP is the Deputy Principal, Caroline Toole.
More information on Child Protection Procedures is available at:
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