Brickx Club Child Protection Policy
It is our policy to ensure that a safe and secure environment is provided for all children in our care. Children First, the Department of Health and Children,s Guidelines on protecting children from abuse, places a duty of care on childcare providers to protect their children. It is our policy to report any suspicions about physical, emotional, sexual or neglect to the health board. Parents are kept informed and confidentiality will be maintained at all times. If a member of staff is accused of abuse, the matter will be investigated immediately in collaboration with external authorities, and other users of the service will be protected.
We aim to:
We do this by:
Code of behaviour between staff and children
While physical contact is a valid way of comforting and reassuring a child, it should only be in response to the need of the child, not the adult.
Licensees must complete a course in CHILD PROTECTION covering all topics including:
The HSE provides these courses which are relevant to all working in childcare.