- 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 that involves consulting them about issues that concern their children, and encouraging them to get involved with the school wherever possible.
- The school will also adhere to the above principles in relation to any adult pupil with a special vulnerability.
Child Protection Anti-Bullying Child Protection Procedures Click on the link below to view the standard child safeguarding procedures that are in operation in the school : Child Safeguarding Procedures Child Protection Policy of St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam, Co. Galway. 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 School’, the Board of Management of St. Jarlath’s College has agreed the following child protection policy: 1. 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 Mr. John Kelly 3. The Deputy Designated Liaison Person (Deputy DLP) is Ms. Brighid Cannon 4. In its policies, practices and activities, St. Jarlath’s College will adhere to the following principles of best practice in child protection and welfare: