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Child Protection Policy
 Kells Parochial National School
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 Skill’s Child Protection
Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools, the Board of Management of
Kells Parochial National School 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 …………………………………….

3. The Deputy Designated Liaison Person Deputy DLP) is ………………….....

4. In its policies,practices and activities, Kells Parochial National School will
adhere to the following principles of best practice in child protection and

The school 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 accusations of abuse or neglect;
• Develop a practice of openness with parents and encourage
parental involvement in the education of their children;and
• Fully respect confidentiality requirements in dealing with child
protection matters.
 The school will also adhere to the above principles in relation to any adult
 Pupil with a special vulnerability.
5. This section of the child protection policy should be used to list school
policies,practices and activities that are particularly relevant to child
The Board has ensured that the necessary policies, protocols or practices as
appropriate are in place in respect of each of the above listed items.
6. This policy has been made available to school personnel and the Parent’s
Association and is readily accessible to parents on request. A copy of this
policy will be made available to the Department and the patron if requested. 7. This policy will be reviewed by the Board of Management once in every
school year.

Kells Parochial National School
Navan Road, Kells, Meath, Ireland
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