Child Protection

The Department of Education and Skills informs school management authorities that the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017 have been developed and published following an extensive consultation with the education partners.

The purpose of the procedures is to give clear direction and guidance to school authorities and to school personnel in relation to meeting the 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 2017.

The procedures apply to all recognised primary and post-primary schools and to all members of school personnel.


The School’s Child Safeguarding Statement was reviewed at a Board of Management meeting on 11th February 2019.