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 guidelines 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 Wednesday, August 19th 2020.

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 Wednesday, August 19th 2020.

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

Child Safeguarding Statement 2020-2021

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Key Dates

March
Monday 1st
School reopens for Leaving Cert Students
Friday 5th
St Kieran’s Day Mass
Wednesday 17th
School Closed (St Patrick’s Day)
Friday 26th (1.00 pm)
Easter Holidays begin
April
Monday 12th (8.50 am)
School Reopens after Easter Holidays
Thursday 22nd (7.00 pm)
3rd Year Parents Information Evening for TY
May
Monday 3rd
School Closed (Bank Holiday)
Tuesday 4th
School Closed (Free Day)
Friday 28th
Last day of school for all students
June
Wednesday 9th
Leaving Cert Examinations Begin

Please note: It may be necessary to reschedule some of the above times and dates. Please check the school website throughout the year for confirmation of the most up to date information.

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