Information on our Child Protection Policy for Parents/Guardians
Here at Florence & Milly we are committed to providing a safe environment for children and young people. Children’s welfare and safety is our top priority. We comply with Children First: National Guidelines for Child Protection and Welfare. To help us achieve this, we have a Child Protection Policy and Procedures which guide our work. Copies of our Child Protection Policy are available (on our website / from Laura Barry our Designated Person for Child Protection).
Parents/guardians are children’s primary carers. We work in partnership with parents/guardians to ensure children’s safety and enjoyment of the activities we offer. We ask you to take some time to read our guidelines and programme information. If you have any questions or concerns you can talk to Laura Barry, our Designated Person for Child Protection.
Here are some questions you might want to ask:
What is a child protection policy?
A child protection policy is a statement of the organisation’s commitment to keep children and young people safe and to report any concerns about their welfare. The policy will contain procedures for how this is done in the organisation.
These will usually include:
What should I expect from an activity or group my child takes part in?
What does confidentiality mean?
Who does the organisation report to, if they have a child protection concern about a child or young person?
What information will be passed on?
Do I have a right to see information about me or my child?
Is there a code of behaviour for staff, children and young people,
Who can I talk to if I have a concern about a child?
Is there a complaints policy? Who can I talk to if I have a complaint?
Does the organisation have a health and safety policy?
Are staff vetted by the Gardaí and are references checked for all staff and volunteers?
Does the organisation have a policy for dealing with allegations against staff or volunteers?
Can I come and visit or stay and watch the activities if I want to?
In order to help ensure children and young people’s safety and welfare we ask parents to: