Developing child protection policies and safe working practices
A child protection policy is a guide for organisations and their staff to know how to keep children in their care safe.
It provides a structure of responsibility and identifies the action that staff should take if they have concerns. It is a source of information that staff can refer to and be reassured by - protecting both children and staff.
A child protection policy also demonstrates an organisation's commitment to children and ensures public confidence in it's safe practices.
The Children's Act, 2014 states that all government-funded or contracted organisations must have a child protection policy.
Creating a safe organisation: Developing child protection policies and safe working practices
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- Definition of Child Abuse
- Child Protection Procedures
- Managing Allegations Against Staff
- Role and Responsibilities of Staff
- Safe Working Practices
- Responsibility of Staff
- Communication including use of technology
- Social Interaction with Children
- Physical Interaction with Children
- Intimate Care of Children
- Working with Children Off-site
- Responding to Child Abuse
- Dealing with Disclosures of Abuse
- Responding to Requests for Information
- Example of Concern Form
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