Dromineer Literary Festival

Child Safeguarding Statement

 

  1. 1.  Name of service being provided:
  2. Workshops for children and young people

 

  1. 2.  Nature of service and principles to safeguard children from harm (brief outline of what our service is, what we do and our commitment to safeguard children):

Dromineer Literary Festival provides a range of programmes for children and young people. All workshop leaders, committee members and volunteers are Garda vetted and adhere to DLF’s code of practice for working with children and young people.

 

  1. 3.  Risk Assessment

We have carried out an assessment of any potential for harm to a child while availing of our services. Below is a list of the areas of risk identified and the list of procedures for managing these risks.

 

 

Risk identified

Procedure in place to manage identified risk

1

Workshop leaders, artists and volunteers unsuitable for working with children

Implement procedure for the safe recruitment and selection of workshop leaders, artists and volunteers to work with children

2

Workshop leaders, artists and volunteers ill-equipped to safeguard children from harm

Implement procedure for provision of and access to child safeguarding training and information

3a

Child unsure about how or to whom to report an issue

 

Ensure reporting procedures are accessible and easily available

3b

Person unsure as to how or to whom to voice a concern about a child at risk

4

Inappropriate use or dissemination of children’s images or information

Ensure all staff and volunteers adhere to social/media procedures including consent sought for the taking and use of images

 

  1. 4.  Procedures

 

Our Child Safeguarding Statement has been developed in line with requirements under the Children First Act 2015, Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2017), and Tusla’s Child Safeguarding: A Guide for Policy, Procedure and Practice.

 

  1. 5.  Implementation

 

We recognise that implementation is an ongoing process. Our service is committed to the implementation of this Child Safeguarding Statement and the procedures that support our intention to keep children safe from harm while availing of our service.

 

This Child Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed on 10 March 2019, or as soon as practicable after there has been a material change in any matter to which the statement refers.

 

Signed: Geraldine McNulty

[Chair, Dromineer Literary Festival]

 

For queries, please contact Virginia O’Dowd, Designated Liaison Person

[Relevant Person under the Children First Act 2015]