Child Safeguarding Statement
The Child Safeguarding Statement is written in line with the 6 best practice themes outlined in the Tusla Children First Child Safeguarding Guide 2019.
Under the Children First Act 2015 all early years services (including stand-alone afterschool services) as defined in the Childcare Act 1991 who employ one or more person are required to have a Child Safeguarding Statement. Employees includes people who are unpaid – for example, students or volunteers and relief staff.
This Child Safeguarding Statement specifies the service you provide and the principles and procedures to be observed in order to ensure, as far as practicable, that a child availing of your early childhood service is safe from harm. It also lists the various policies and procedures that support child safeguarding in your early childhood service.
The statement is provided in PDF format. Once you place your order, you will receive a list of questions from Mosaic Digital Solutions to personalise your statement to your service, including name, address and management structure, key roles, record storage and other details unique to your service.
The Child Safeguarding Pack contains 2 documents:
- Child Safeguarding Statement
This is the summary statement required by Tusla as defined in the Children First Act 2015.
- Child Safeguarding Procedure Guidelines
This is a set of practical procedures and step by step guidelines for staff to follow in order to protect children from harm as defined in the Children First Act 2015.