Child Protection

New “Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017” (hereinafter referred to as the “procedures”) have been developed and published and have come into effect in St Kieran’s College since Monday 11th December 2017. These guideline have been implemented following consultation between the Department of Education and Skills, organisations representing school management, parents and teachers, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. The new procedures take account of the Children First Act, 2015 and the “Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children” published by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in 2017. Both of these documents can be accessed by clicking on the links below:

Child Protection Guidelines 2017

Children First National Guidance 2017 

These procedures apply to all recognised primary and post-primary schools and to centres for education (as defined in the Education Act 1998) which are attended by pupils under the age of 18 years. It should be noted that the all of the requirements of the new procedures, apart from those relating to the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement which are set out in Chapter 8 of the procedures, came into effect from 11 December 2017.

The Child Safeguarding Statement for St Kieran’s College was reviewed ratified by the Board of Management on Thursday 12th September 2019.

Please click on the link Notification to Parents regarding the Board of Management’s Review of the Child Safeguarding Statement for official notice to parents regarding the annual review of our Safeguarding Statement at that Board of Management meeting on Thursday September 12th 2019.

A copy of this statement is available by clicking on the link below:

Child Safeguarding Statement 2019-2020