Child Protection


On October 2nd 2017, The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone T.D. launched Children First 2017.
The document supersedes Children First 2011 from December 11th 2017, following the full commencement of the Children First Act 2015. 



Click on the image below to access the online supports:



Click on the images below to access the documents
Children First 2017 Child Protection Procedures 2017 Clarification of PDST Support to Schools 2018


Department of Education & Skills 

Child Safeguarding Statement & Risk Assessment Templates

                              Click on the image below to download templates






Child Protection Seminar Slides 

Click on the image to download the slides used at the PDST Child Protection Seminar for DLPs and DDLPs 2018 


Child Protection Resources 


Child Protection issues are explored in the primary school through various initiatives. The Stay Safe Programme and supporting Teacher Resources, Relationship & Sexuality Education support materials and the Webwise website can all be accessed below. 


Stay Safe Programme (Revised)


Relationships & Sexuality Education