“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 implemented fully and without modification the Department of Children and Youth Affairs Children First – National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2017) as part of our overall child protection policy.
Lucan Community College fully adheres to the Child Protection Procedures for Post-Primary Schools. The Board of Management has nominated the Principal as the Designated Liason Person (DLP)and one of our Deputy Principals as the Deputy Designated Liaison (DDLP) person for the school. The DLP liaises with the external agency Tusla concerning 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 always inform Tusla when reasonable grounds for concern that a child may have been, is being, or is at risk of being abused or neglected exists. Tusla will in turn assess the situation and all surrounding circumstances and provide protection and support for the child concerned.
2018 DLP & DDLP:
DLP – Ms Diane Birnie, Principal
DDLP – Mr Stephen Brett, Deputy Principal