Safeguarding

Glenstal Abbey School is committed to maintaining the highest safeguarding standards and practice. We wish to create and maintain an environment where:

  • young people are listened to, given a sense of security and belonging, and kept as safe as possible
  • parents are supported and encouraged
  • staff are supported and protected

Safeguarding practice in the school is regulated by the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools, published by the Department of Education and Skills in 2017. These procedures take account of the Children First Act (2015) and the updated Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2017). School authorities and school personnel are required to adhere to these revised procedures in dealing with allegations or suspicions of child abuse.

Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools

Safeguarding Statement

Safeguarding Risk Assessment

Details of personnel to contact if you have a safeguarding concern:

Designated Liaison Person (DLP): Ms Carmel Honan
061-621000
principal@glenstal.com
Deputy DLP:  Mr Trevor Fitzgerald
061-621000
tfitzgerald@glenstal.com
Gardaí National Protective Services Bureau: 

01-6663430  / 6663435

Tusla (St Camillus Hospital, Limerick):  

061–588688