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COVID Updates

COVID Updates

Please see link below for parent-focused public health advice about COVID-19 symptoms.

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a04fc-advice-for-students-and-their-families/#health-advice-for-parents

Information for schools regarding Children First Awareness Week:

Under the Children First Act 2015, certain people who work with children have additional legal obligations. These are known as Mandated Persons. If you are a Mandated Person, you are obliged to report to Tusla social work department any knowledge, belief, or reasonable suspicion that a child has been harmed, is being harmed or is at risk of being harmed. The Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-primary Schools 2017 give clear direction and guidance to school management and school personnel in relation to meeting the statutory obligations under the Children First Act, 2015 and in the continued implementation within the school setting of the best practice guidance set out in the updated Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children.

You may wish to advise parents through the schools communications channels of this, using the below.

Children First Awareness Week is taking place from 1st to 7th November 2021. Children First promotes the protection of children from abuse and neglect, by setting out what individuals and organisations need to do to keep children safe, and how to deal with concerns about a child’s safety or welfare. Society has a duty of care towards children, and everyone should be alert to the possibility that children they are in contact with may be abused or at risk of abuse or neglect. If you are concerned about a child or young person, you should contact Tusla social work department. Organisations classed as providers of relevant services under the Children First Act 2015 are required to complete a risk assessment and must have a Child Safeguarding Statement in place. More information on keeping children safe in our communities is available at

http://gov.ie/childrenfirst

Dec 07
2022
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Dec 21
2022
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Dec 22
2022
Christmas Holidays
Jan 17
2023
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