Designated Liason Person (DLP):
Pól Ó Síodhcháin, Uasal. (Principal)
Deputy Designated Liason Person (DDLP):
Mrs. Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal)
The protection and welfare of our students is of paramount importance to Millstreet Community School. The Department of Education and Skills circular 0081/2017 (published on 11 December, 2017) 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.
These procedures aim to provide necessary information to school authorities and school personnel to help them to be alert to and be aware of what to do in situations where there is a concern, suspicion or allegation that a child may have been abused or neglected, is being abused or neglected, or is at risk of abuse or neglect. In all cases, the most important consideration to be taken into account is the protection of children. In this regard, these procedures emphasise that the safety, well-being and protection of children must be a priority.
All members of school personnel in Millstreet Community School are aware of their responsibilities and obligations in relation to Child Protection and Safeguarding.