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Child protection

childprotection2“Within a supportive, safe and friendly environment,
we foster collaboration and promote equality and tolerance
as preparation for life and involvement in society.”

Lucan CC Mission Statement excerpt

The Board of Management has adopted and will implement fully and without modification the Department’s Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools as part of this overall child protection policy. Lucan Community College fully adheres to the Child Protection Procedures for Post-Primary Schools. For the purposes of these guidelines the Board of Management has nominated the Principal as the Designated Liason Person (DLP)and the Deputy Principal as the Deputy Designated Liaison (DDLP) person for the school. The DLP liaises with external agencies, such as the HSE, which deals with issues of child protection. The DLP supports also staff members who may have concerns about child protection and safety.

Schools authorities and all school personnel are required to follow procedures outlined in the these guidelines when dealing with allegations or suspicions of child abuse. In situations where school personnel suspect that there may be a child protection issue in relation to a student they are obliged to refer this matter to the DLP. The DLP will liaise with the HSE which will in turn assess the situation and all surrounding circumstances and provide protection and support for the child concerned.