The Ringsend College community recognises that the protection and welfare of children is of paramount importance, regardless of all other considerations.
Ringsend College Child Safeguarding Statement and Risk Assessment Policy.https://ringsendcollege.ie/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Ringsend-College-Child-Safeguarding-Statement-and-Risk-Assessment.pdf
When a member of staff has a concern about a student or when a student discloses something to a member of staff the following steps must be taken:
- Download and complete the child protection referral form.
- Email the form to Jonathan Walker and “cc” Sharon Kiely
- Ensure to let Jonathan Walker and Sharon Kiely know that the form has been sent.
ALL MEMBERS OF STAFF MUST FAMILIARISE THEMSELVES WITH THE CHILD PROTECTION PROCEDURES AND THE RINGSEND CHILD PROTECTION POLICY. THE POLICY IS EMAILED TO ALL STAFF IN LATE AUGUST AND THERE ARE HARD COPIES IN THE MAIN OFFICE, WORKROOM AND STAFFROOM.
Designated Liaison Person: Jonathan Walker
Deputy Designated Liaison Peron: Sharon Kiely
***All staff members should be aware that they are also mandated persons and may report directly to Tusla in the event of a child safety concern***