Revised child protection procedures

Monday 08 January 2018

Revised child protection procedures are now operative in schools since December 11th. Schools must meet the new Child Safeguarding Statement requirements as set out in Chapter 8 of the new procedures by 11 March 2018. Circular letter 0081/17 provides an overview of the requirements on schools and teachers under the new procedures. The circular states that schools will be permitted two separate half-day school closures during the 2017/18 school year to allow time, as a school community, to engage with the revised procedures and to access the support available from the PDST in February.