Checklist

Checklist for consideration in the development of your child protection policy and procedures:
  • Are all teachers, ancillary staff and members of the Board of Management familiar with the school’s Child Protection Policy?
  • Are all teachers, ancillary staff and members of the Board of Management familiar with the DES Child Protection Guidelines and Procedures?
  • What arrangements are in place to inform new members of staff of the policy and the Guidelines?
  • Is the policy displayed prominently in the school or is there a notice displayed prominently stating that your school has a Child Protection Policy?
  • Has the Child Protection Policy been circulated/made available to all school staff, teaching and non-teaching?
  • Has the policy been circulated/made available to all parents or guardians at the time of enrolment?
  • Is the name of the Designated Liaison Person (DLP) and the Deputy DLP displayed prominently in the school?
  • Has the DLP and the Deputy DLP attended training?
  • How does the DLP inform staff of the key elements of this training?
  • What other policies and procedures need to be reviewed in relation to child protection?
  • Is child protection an item on the agenda of Board of Management meetings?
  • Does the Board of Management make use of Garda Vetting as part of recruitment?
  • Does the Board of Management have a list of all groups/individuals using school property?
  • Does the Board of Management check that these groups/individuals have their own Child Protection Policy?