Our child policy and code of behaviour is an essential and integral element of our work: it reflects and informs the ethos, principles and best practices of our schools programmes and our commitment to ensuring in everything we do that every child and young person is given appropriate care and protection.
Our Child Protection Policy and Code of Behaviour is based on the the Department of Children and Youth Affairs guidelines “Children First – National Guidance” and “Our Duty to Care – The Principles of Good Practice for the Protection of Children and Young People” (2011).
We support the Dochas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages to ensure that all images and messages posted online or in any public space adhere to the three core principles of the code, namely:
1) respect for the dignity of the people concerned in the use of all images and messages
2) belief in the equality of all people
3) acceptance of the need to promote fairness, solidarity and justice