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St. Aidan’s N.S.  Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment.


In accordance with section 11 of the Children First Act 2015 and with the requirement of Chapter 8 of the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017, the following is the Written Risk Assessment of St Aidan’s N.S.

List of school activities

The school has identified the following risk of harm in respect of its activities -

The school has the following procedures in place to address the risks of harm identified in this assessment -

Training of school personnel

in Child Protection matters.

Harm not recognized or reported promptly

Child safeguarding Statement&

DES procedures made available   to all staff.

DLP & DDLP attended PDST face to face training. All staff viewed TULSA training module and received certificates.  Further online training to be offered by PDST.                                                               

BOM records all records of staff and board training.

Code Of Conduct For School Personnel

One to one teaching/counselling

Harm by school personnel

School has policy in place for one to one teaching/counselling

Open doors

Table between teacher and pupil

Glass in window

Care of children with special

needs, including intimate care needs

Harm by school personnel

Policy on intimate care

SEN Pupils

Risk of harm due to vulnerabilities

Child safeguarding Statement

SEN Policy

Toilet areas

Inappropriate behaviour

Supervision policy

Curricular Provision in respect

of SPHE, RSE, Stay Safe.

Non-teaching of same

School implements SPHE, RSE, Stay Safe in full( Stay Safe Programme x2 for children considered to be vulnerable)

LGBT Children/Pupils

perceived to be LGBT






Bullying

Anti-bullying Policy

Code of Behaviour

SPHE Policy

Recruitment of new staff

Harm not recognised or properly or promptly reported

Child safeguarding Statement & DES procedures made available to all staff

Staff to receive all mandatory training offered by PDST on child protection

Managing of challenging

behaviour amongst

pupils, including appropriate

use of restraint

Injury to pupils and staff

Restraint Policy

Health & Safety Policy

Code of Behaviour

Sports Coaches

Harm To pupils

Policy & Procedures in place

Students participating in

work experience

Harm by student

Work experience Policy

Garda vetting

Child Safeguarding Statement

Volunteers/Parents

Harm to pupils- inappropriate relationship with child

Vetting procedures

Parents/Volunteers Policy

HSCL Policy

Use of Information & Communication Technology by pupils in schools

Bullying

Supervision Policy

Health & Safety Policy

Daily arrival (8.50) & dismissal(2.30) of pupils

Harm to pupils –inadequate supervision

Supervision Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy

Health & Safety Policy

Restraint Policy

Daily breaks 11.00 – 11.15 & 12.50 – 1.15

Harm by another child/Bullying

Risk of harm not being witnessed/alerted  by  school personnel

Supervision Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy

Health & Safety Policy

Restraint Policy

Breakfast/Homework Clubs

Harm to pupils-inadequate supervision

Supervision Policy

Classroom Teaching

Harm to pupil

Child Safeguarding Statement

Garda Vetting

Child Protection Training

Health & Safety Policy

Outdoor Teaching Activities(School garden, Maths/Nature  trails, etc.

Inadequate Supervision

Supervision Policy

Health & Safety Policy

Sports

Injury  to pupil

Supervision Policy

Health & Safety Policy

School Tour/Educational Trips.  

Harm to pupil by school personnel or staff member of organization hosting school.

Supervision Policy

Health & Safety Policy

Garda vetting

Transport Policy

Annual Sports Day





Inadequate Supervision

Supervision Policy

Swimming

Harm to/by pupil

Risk of harm by school personnel/swimming coaches

Supervision Policy

Child Safeguarding Statement

Garda vetting of swimming  coaches

Bullying Incidents

Harm to/by pupil

Supervision Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy

Code Of Behaviour

Confirmation Ceremony

Harm to Pupil

Supervision Policy

Application Of Sanctions Under Schools Code Of Behaviour (suspension, detention, placed in another class).

Harm to pupil-Consequences for pupil at home as a result of sanction

Child Safeguarding Statement

Supervision Policy

Code Of Behaviour



Mobile Phones/Computers

Harm to pupil – inappropriate communications between pupil & another pupil

Mobile Phone Policy

ICT  Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy

Code Of Behaviour

School Photography

Harm to pupil


Child Safeguarding Statement

Code Of Behaviour



Administration of medicine/First aid  

Harm to pupil


First aid Policy

Health & Safety Policy

Healthcare Plan

Pupils with specific vulnerabilities – ethnic minorities/migrants, travellers, minority religious faiths and children in care.

Pupils subject to verbal/physical abuse

Anti-racist Policy

Code Of Behaviour

Visitors/contractors present in school during/after school hours while school activities taking place.

Harm to pupil

Policy & Procedures in place

 

Important Note:  It should be noted that risk in the context of this risk assessment is the risk of

“harm” as defined in the Children First Act 2015 and not general health and safety risk.  The definition

of harm is set out in Chapter 4 of the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post- Primary

Schools 2017

In undertaking this risk assessment, the board of management has endeavoured to identify as far as possible the risks of harm that are relevant to this school and to ensure that adequate procedures are in place to manage all risks identified.  While it is not possible to foresee and remove all risk of harm, the school has in place the procedures listed in this risk assessment to manage and reduce risk to the greatest possible extent.




This risk assessment has been completed by the Board of Management on  8/3/18.  It shall be reviewed as part of the school’s annual review of its Child Safeguarding Statement.

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