Child Safeguarding Guidelines

The Board of Management of Salesian Secondary College, Pallaskenry has adopted as policy the ‘Child Protection’ Guidelines for Post-Primary Schools’, as published by the Department of Education & Skills.

SUMMARY OF BOARD OF MANAGEMENT’S/EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITY IN CHILD PROTECTION

  • To provide students with the highest possible standard of care in order to promote their well-being and protect them from harm (3.1.1)
  • To adopt as school policy the ‘Child Protection Guidelines and Procedures for Post-Primary Schools’ and the ‘Protocol Authorizing Immediate Action’ (DES Circular M44/05)
  • To designate a senior member of staff as the Designated Liaison Person for the school. It is expected that the Designated Liaison Person will normally be the Principal (3.2.1)
  • To provide for another person to assume the responsibilities of the Designated Liaison Person should the Designated Liaison Person be unavailable for any reason, this person be known as the Deputy Designated Liaison Person (3.2.2)
  • The Designated Liaison Person will inform the Board immediately that a report involving a student in the school has been submitted to the Health Service Executive. No details are disclosed to the Board at this stage, unless there are issues which need to be addressed directly by the Board (4.2.3)
  • If the allegation is against a school employee, the Chairperson meets the employee privately, gives details of allegation to the employee with copy of related documentation (5.4.2)
  • Employee is afforded an opportunity to respond in writing to the Board (5.4.4)
  • If the Protocol Authorising Immediate Action has been invoked by the Principal, an emergency meeting of the Board is called (5.2.2)
  • Legal advice should be sought (5.4.5)
  • If the nature of the allegation warrants immediate action, or the ratification of action taken under the Protocol, the Board will direct that the employee absent him/herself from school with immediate effect (5.4.5)
  • The strictest confidence is to be observed (5.4.1, 5.5.2)
  • Any further action required by the Board will be informed by the investigations conducted by the HESE and/or An Garda Síochána (5.5.3)

Such action will be taken in compliance with the Disciplinary Procedure for Voluntary Schools with Board of Management (5.5.4)

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About Us

Our schools mission is to provide the best possible education based on Christian/Catholic values in partnership with parents and within a caring community. This school incorporates the characteristics of Salesian Education as practised by St John Bosco. Read more...

Don Bosco

John Bosco was born on 16th August, 1815, to the east of Turin. From a very early age he decided that he would dedicate his life to helping young people. Read more...

Contact Information

Salesian Secondary College
Don Bosco Road
Pallaskenry
Co Limerick
V94 WP86

Phone: +353 (061) 393105
Fax: +353 (061) 393298

Reception Opening times
Monday – Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm

School Opening times
Monday, Wednesday & Friday:
9.00am to 3.20pm

Tuesday & Thursday:
9.00am to 4.00pm

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