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Policy on Child protection

As a parent you are the most important person in keeping your child safe. As a parent you should:

  • Talk to the school if you need help or support.  Feel confident about raising any concerns you have in relation to your child.
  • Read your School’s Pastoral Care, Anti Bullying, Positive Behaviour, Internet and Child Protection Policies.
  • Inform the school if your child has any medical conditions or educational needs.
  • Make the school aware of any Court Orders relating to your protection or your child’s protection.
  • Inform the school if there is any change in your child’s circumstances for example; change of address, change of name, change of parental responsibility.
  • Parents of primary school children should tell the teacher if there are any changes to arrangements about who brings their child to and collects their child from school.
  • Parents should contact the school if their child is absent, then ring or send in a note on the child’s return to school. This assures the school that you know about the absence.

Always talk to the Principal or the Designated Teacher for Child Protection in school if you are worried about a safeguarding or child protection concern.

The designated teacher in Our Lady's Primary School is Mrs McDowell.  Deputy Designated Teacher is Mrs Boyle and at all times Miss O'Dowd is availble to speak with parents and pupils. 

More information about Child Protection in education can be obtained from the Department of Education’s website at  www.deni.gov.uk or from any of the five education and library boards’ websites.

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