The Immigrant Council of Ireland is fully committed to ensuring that all of its work with children takes place in a safe and protected environment. The following pages contain the Immigrant Council of Ireland’s Child Protection Policy. Our policy has been developed in line with the Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (hereinafter referred to as the Children First Guidance). The organisation is committed to adherence to the Children First Guidance, the Children First Act 2015 and the Charities Regulator Safeguarding Guidance for Charitable Organisations working with Children 2020.
The Policy promotes a Code of Behaviour for our staff, interns, volunteers and board members in their work with children. It provides guidance for staff, interns, volunteers and board members on dealing with any disclosures which may arise through their interaction with children. It details the procedures for reporting any such child protection or welfare concerns. It also sets out the safe procedures to be followed by the Immigrant Council of Ireland in areas such as recruitment and management of new and existing staff, interns, volunteers and board members. These procedures are designed not only to protect children but also to protect staff, interns, volunteers and board members of our organisation by minimising the potential for allegations of misconduct or the possibility of misunderstanding.
Immigrant Council of Ireland Child Protection Policy
Immigrant Council of Ireland Child Safeguarding Statement