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First Child Protection & Safeguarding Inspection Reports


Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 24/06/2019. First  Child Protection & Safeguarding Inspection ReportsTags: Teachers Education And Politics


The Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Skills has today published 11 Initial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection reports and 11 Final Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection reports on its website.

The reports arise from the new Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection model introduced by the Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. in January 2019. This fulfils a commitment made in the Government’s Action Plan for Education 2018.

The Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspections are focused and in-depth inspections which look at how school boards and school staff are fulfilling their legal responsibilities in relation to the protection and safeguarding of children as required of them under the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017.

Welcoming the publication of the inspection reports Minister McHugh said: “The new inspections are designed to strengthen our child protection systems. They help to guide and direct schools in relation to meeting their child protection obligations.

“The publication of the inspection reports today is an important step in this process as they provide clear information to the public about the levels of compliance with the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017 and the quality of provision for mandatory aspects of the curriculum such as Social Personal and Health Education (SPHE), Stay Safe and Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE) in our schools.’’


Minister McHugh noted the value of each school having an Initial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection followed, within a relatively short period of time, by a Final Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection. This feature of the inspection model was developed following an extensive research and consultation process with the education partners, the Office of the Ombudsman for Children, and the schools that participated in the trial phase of the inspections.

Minister McHugh said: “The process of conducting an initial and final inspection is important in promoting improvement in the implementation of child protection procedures by schools; it also facilitates the promotion of best practice in school leadership as it relates to child protection.”

The reports published today show:

  • Almost all of the schools inspected were, at the time of the Final Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection, compliant with the checks undertaken by inspectors in relation to how the 2017 Procedures were being implemented.
  • Implementation of the Social Personal and Health Education (SPHE) curriculum and Stay Safe programme was evident in all of the primary schools inspected.
  • Provision for SPHE and Relationship and Sexuality Education was evident in all of the post-primary schools at the time of their Final Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection.

    Minister McHugh noted that, where a school is less than fully compliant with the checks undertaken in this new form of child protection inspection, the Department will continue to engage with the school until deficiencies found during the final inspection have been successfully addressed.

    He said: “The process of having an initial and final inspection facilitates real improvements in areas such as the way schools communicate their child protection procedures to parents, the provision of information and training about child protection to school personnel, and the provision of a child protection oversight report to boards of management. It also enables schools to improve their provision for important aspects of the SPHE and RSE programmes.”

    A link to the reports is available here.


    School
    Inspection Type

    S N Ceathru Caol Kerrykeel Lifford Donegal, 17549V
    Final Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection

    S N Ceathru Caol Kerrykeel Lifford Donegal, 17549V
    Initial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection

    S N Muire Na Trocaire Hale Street Ardee Louth, 18099V
    Final Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection

    S N Muire Na Trocaire Hale Street Ardee Louth, 18099V
    Initial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection

    S N Cluain Na Cille Cloonakille Bealnamulla Roscommon, 18395C
    Final Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection

    S N Cluain Na Cille Cloonakille Bealnamulla Roscommon, 18395C
    Initial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection

    Ballymany Junior Ns Standhouse Rd. Newbridge Kildare, 19550Q
    Final Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection

    Ballymany Junior Ns Standhouse Rd. Newbridge Kildare, 19550Q
    Initial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection

    Scoil Iosa Abbeyquarter Ballyhaunis Mayo, 20142I
    Final Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection

    Scoil Iosa Abbeyquarter Ballyhaunis Mayo, 20142I
    Initial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection

    Holy Trinity National School Glencairn Leopardstown Dublin, 20190T
    Final Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection

    Holy Trinity National School Glencairn Leopardstown Dublin, 20190T
    Initial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection

    Holy Rosary College Mountbellew Co Galway , 63090I
    Final Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection

    Holy Rosary College Mountbellew Co Galway , 63090I
    Initial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection

    Colaiste Choilm O'Moore Street Tulach Mhor Offaly, 65610S
    Final Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection

    Colaiste Choilm O'Moore Street Tulach Mhor Offaly, 65610S
    Initial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection

    Vocational College Bunclody, Irish Street, Bunclody, Co. Wexford, 71620H
    Final Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection

    Vocational College Bunclody, Irish Street, Bunclody, Co. Wexford, 71620H
    Initial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection

    Moyne Community School Moyne Co Longford , 91436D
    Final Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection

    Moyne Community School Moyne Co Longford , 91436D
    Initial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection

    Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide, Frogmore, Youghal, Co. Cork, 91513S
    Final Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection

    Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide, Frogmore, Youghal, Co. Cork, 91513S
    Initial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection





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