HELLO AND WELCOME to

Scoil Mhuire,

Ballyhooly


HELLO AND WELCOME to

Scoil Mhuire,

Ballyhooly


Risk

Ranking the Risk

High/ Medium/ Low

Risk of Harm

Managing the Risk

Training of school personnel in Child Protection matters.

 

Risk of harm not being recognised or reported properly and promptly.

Child Safeguarding Statement & DES procedures made available to all staff

DLP & DDLP to attend PDST face to face training.

All staff undertook Tusla training module & online training offered by PDST.

BOM holds records of staff training.

Recruitment of school Personnel including ,teachers, SNAs, Secretary/Caretaker/Cleaner

Sports Coaches

External Tutors/Guest speakers

Volunteers/Parents in school activities

Visitors/Contractors present during school hours

Visitors /Contractors present after school hours

 

Risk of harm to children who have particular vulnerabilities.

Risk of harm not being recognised or reported properly and promptly.

Risk of harm by a member of personnel / by a visitor /or by another child.

Risk of harm due to bullying.

Risk of harm due to inadequate supervision .

Risk of harm due to inadequate code of behaviour.

Risk of harm due to inappropriate communication between child and adult or another child.

Risk of harm to Children with SEN.

The school adheres to the requirements of the Garda Vetting legislation and relevant DES circulars in relation to recruitment and Garda Vetting.

All Parent Volunteers are vetted

All visitors required to report to the office during school times

School Policies

 

Non reading of same

All staff to sign off that they have read school policies in September

 Classroom Teaching

 

Risk of harm not being recognised or reported properly and promptly.

 

Risk of harm by a member of personnel / by a visitor /or by another child.

Risk of harm due to bullying.

Risk of harm due to inadequate supervision .

Risk of harm due to inadequate code of behaviour.

Risk of harm due to inappropriate communication between child and adult or another child.

Risk of harm to Children with SEN.

The school adheres to the requirements of the Garda Vetting legislation and relevant DES circulars in relation to recruitment and Garda Vetting.

Supervision Policy fully implemented

Code of Behaviour Policy fully implemented

Anti- Bullying Policy fully implemented

Positive Behaviour Management Strategies fully implemented

Personal pupil plan and IEP for each pupil with SEN complex needs

Care plan in place for pupils with SEN.

One to One Teaching

 

Risk of harm by a member of personnel /parent/guardian/or by another child.

Risk of inappropriate communication between child and adult or another child .

Risk of harm to Children with SEN.

In most cases support is provided in groups or in class situations

In the case of one to one teaching table between teacher and pupil / glass panel in door / open door/ sit near a window

Personal pupil plan and IEP for each pupil with SEN complex needs

Care Plan in place

Care  of children with S.E.N including intimate care needs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risk of harm to children who have particular vulnerabilities.

Risk of harm not being recognised or reported properly and promptly.

Risk of harm by a member of personnel / by a visitor /or by another child.

Risk of harm while child is receiving intimate care.

Risk of harm due to bullying.

Risk of harm due to inadequate supervision.

Risk of harm due to inappropriate communication between child and adult or another child.

Risk of harm due to inadequate Code of Behaviour.

Risk of harm to Children with SEN.

Intimate Care Policy fully Implemented

Toileting Schedule fully implemented

SNA  Policy fully implemented

Health and Safety Statement

Supervision Policy fully implemented

Code of Behaviour Policy fully implemented

Anti- Bullying Policy fully implemented

Positive Behaviour Management Strategies fully implemented

Personal pupil plan and IEP for each pupil with SEN complex needs

Care Plan in place

Consultation with NEPS, SENO, agencies and other professionals


Management of Challenging Behaviour

 

As Above.

Risk of harm in the management of the challenging behaviour/tantrums.

As above plus

Positive Behaviour Management strategies implemented

Care of pupils with specific vulnerabilities, needs such as:

Pupils from ethnic

minorities/migrants

Pupils from minority religious faiths

Members of the traveller community

Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender LGBT children

Pupils perceived to be LGBT

Children in care

 

Risk of harm not being recognised or reported properly and promptly.

Risk of harm by a member of personnel or by another child.

Risk of harm due to bullying.

Risk of harm due to inadequate supervision.

Risk of harm due to inappropriate communication between child and adult or another child.

Risk of harm due to inadequate Code of Behaviour.

Risk of harm to children with SEN.

SPHE policy fully implemented

Enrolment  Policy fully implemented

Arrival and Dismissal Policy fully implemented

Supervision Policy fully implemented

Code of Behaviour Policy fully implemented

Anti- Bullying Policy fully implemented

Equality of access& Participation Policy

Friendship Week

Personal pupil plan and IEP for each pupil with SEN complex needs

Students Participating in work experience

 

Student teachers undertaking training placement in school

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risk of harm not being recognised or reported properly and promptly.

Risk of harm to children who have particular vulnerabilities.

Risk of harm to child by student volunteer or student teacher or visitor.

Risk of harm due to personnel communicating inappropriately with child /children via social media, texting etc.

Risk of harm due to personnel accessing and / or circulating inappropriate material via social media, texting etc.

Risk of harm due to bullying.

Risk of harm due to inadequate supervision.

Risk of harm due to inadequate code of behaviour.

Risk of harm due to inappropriate communication between child and adult or another child.

Child Safeguarding Statement & DES procedures made available

The school adheres to the requirements of the Garda Vetting legislation and relevant DES circulars in relation to recruitment and Garda Vetting.

Code of conduct for Work Experience and Teaching Practice

Student Work Experience Policy

After school use of school premises by other organisations

 

Risk of harm not being recognised or reported properly and promptly.

Risk of harm to child by visitor or volunteer.

Child Safeguarding Statement

Currently premises are not used by other organisations when children are present on site i.e. meetings and other events typically take place after school hours

Use of school premises by other organisations during school day

 

Risk of harm not being recognised or reported properly and promptly.

Risk of harm to child by visitor or volunteer.

Child Safeguarding Statement

Currently premises are not used by other organisations when children are present on site i.e. polling station

School Transport

 

Risk of harm not being recognised or reported properly and promptly.

Risk of harm to child by bus driver.  

Risk of harm to child by another child.  

Risk of harm due to bullying.

Risk of harm due to inadequate supervision.

Risk of harm due to inadequate code of behaviour.

Risk of inappropriate communication between the child and the adult and another child.

Risk of harm to children with SEN.

The school adheres to the requirements of the Garda Vetting legislation and relevant DES circulars in relation to recruitment and Garda Vetting.

 

Administration of Medication

 

 

 

 

Risk of harm not being recognised or reported properly and promptly.

Risk of child being harmed by a member of staff or by another child.

Risk of inappropriate communication between the child and the adult.

Risk of harm to children who have particular vulnerabilities.

 

Administration of Medication Policy fully implemented

Staff trained in First Aid

Training for staff provided by the BOM in whatever care need may arise ie. epilepsy, diabetes , anapen

 

 

Administration of First Aid

 

As Above.

Administration of Medication Policy fully implemented

Staff trained in First Aid

Break times :Toileting

Two classrooms sharing the one boys’ toilet area and one girls’ toilet area

 

Risk of harm not being recognised or reported properly and promptly.

Risk of child being harmed by a member of staff or by another child.

Risk of harm to child by another child.  

Risk of harm due to bullying.

Risk of harm to child with SEN.

All staff aware of their roles and responsibilities and procedures to be followed at these times

Class teachers to stagger entry and dismissal to the toilet area

All staff aware of their roles and responsibilities and procedures to be followed in regards to toilet passes from the classroom

Anti- Bullying Policy fully implemented

Code of Behaviour  Policy fully implement

Participation in Religious ceremonies/religious instruction external to the school

 

 

Risk of harm not being recognised or reported properly and promptly.

Risk of child being harmed by a member of personnel or by another child.

Risk of child being harmed by volunteer or visitor

Risk of harm due to inadequate supervision.

Risk of harm due to inappropriate communication between child and adult or another child.

Risk of harm to Children with SEN.

All staff aware of their roles and responsibilities and procedures to be followed in regards to leaving the classroom for ceremonies

Class teacher present at all times

SEN/ SNA may assist

Supervision policy fully implemented

Anti- Bullying Policy fully implemented

Code of Behaviour  Policy fully implement

 

Trips to serve at Mass during school time

 

 

 

 

 

 

As above.

All staff aware of their roles and responsibilities and procedures to be followed in regards to releasing a child to serve  at a funeral Mass during school time

a) Written permission from both parents

b) Pupils must be signed out and  escorted to the gate and then collected by a vetted Church representative

c) Pupils must be returned to the gate by a vetted Church representative  and returned to the school

Child Care and Protection Statement in place by Fr.Scanlan.

Daily Arrival and Dismissal of pupils.

 

Recreation Breaks

 

Outdoor teaching Activities.

 

Wet days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risk of harm not being recognised or reported properly and promptly.

Risk of harm by a member of personnel /parent/guardian/or by another child.

Risk of harm due to bullying.

Risk of harm due to inadequate supervision

Risk of harm due to inappropriate communication between child and adult and adult and another child.

Risk of harm due to inadequate Code of Behaviour.

Risk of harm to Children with SEN.

All staff aware of their roles and responsibilities and procedures to be followed

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures in place

Supervision Policy fully implemented

Yard management  system in place

Wet-Day procedures in place

Code of Behaviour Policy fully implemented

Anti- Bullying Policy fully implemented

All visitors to report to the Office

Personal pupil plan and IEP for each pupil with SEN complex needs

External personnel to supplement Curriculum

External personnel to supplement sports and extra-curricular activities

Sport Coaches

Sporting Activities

Swimming

Sports Day

Active Week

Concerts

Caper Reading

Fundraising events involving pupils

Use of off-site facilities activities

This list is not exhaustive

 

 

Risk of harm not being recognised or reported properly and promptly.

Risk of harm by a member of personnel /parent/guardian/or by another child.

Risk of child being harmed by visiting personnel.

Risk of child being harmed by a member of  staff or another organisation.

Risk of harm due to bullying.

Risk of harm due to inadequate supervision.

Risk of harm due to inappropriate communication between child and adult and adult and another child.

Risk of harm due to inadequate Code of Behaviour.

Risk of harm to Children with SEN.

The school adheres to the requirements of the Garda Vetting legislation and relevant DES circulars in relation to recruitment and Garda Vetting.

All Parent Volunteers are vetted

SEN or SNA will escort the class along with the  class teacher to the hall / pitch/church /other

Class teacher to remain at all times with Coach/ visitor/ during  class activities

Supervision Policy fully implemented

Code of Behaviour Policy fully implemented

Anti- Bullying Policy fully implemented

Personal pupil plan and IEP for each pupil with SEN complex needs

 

Outside School Activities: to include

Swimming

 Blitzes

 Cork City Sports

Orienteering

Scór

Life-time Lab

Opera House etc

This list is not exhaustive

 

As Above.

School Excursion Policy

The school adheres to the requirements of the Garda Vetting legislation and relevant DES circulars in relation to recruitment and Garda Vetting.

SEN or SNA will assist

Supervision Policy fully implemented

Code of Behaviour Policy fully implemented

Anti- Bullying Policy fully implemented

Positive Behaviour Management Strategies fully implemented

Personal pupil plan and IEP for each pupil with SEN complex needs

Teacher who has to leave the classroom

 

As Above.

Seek cover from another adult

Cookery Room

 

Risk of harm not being recognised or reported properly and promptly.

Risk of harm by a member of personnel /parent/guardian/or by another child.

Risk of child being harmed involved in activity.

Risk of child being harmed by visiting personnel.

Risk of harm due to bullying.

Risk of harm due to inadequate supervision.

Risk of harm due to inappropriate communication between child and adult and adult and another child.

Risk of harm due to inadequate Code of Behaviour.

Risk of harm to Children with SEN.

 

 

All staff aware of their roles and responsibilities and procedures to be followed

All staff are aware of the location of the First Aid Kit

Supervision Policy fully implemented

SEN or SNA will assist

Pupils generally taken in groups

Code of Behaviour Policy fully implemented

Anti- Bullying Policy fully implemented

Personal pupil plan and IEP for each pupil with SEN complex needs

 

Absentees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Above.

Statement of Strategy for School Attendance in place.

Attendance Policy in place.

Sign in/ Sign out Procedures for  parents/guardians in place at the office

Parents will notify the school by phone or text before 9.40 a.m. if their child is not in school on a given day.

Late arrivals will be escorted to their classroom by parent/ guardian.

Child will be collected from classroom or escorted to the classroom

Children who use the bus will be escorted to the gate and collected at the gate by supervising personnel

Children waiting at the reception area for collection

 

Risk of harm not being recognised or reported properly and promptly.

Risk of harm by a member of personnel /parent/guardian/or by another child.

Risk of child being harmed by visiting personnel.

Risk of harm due to inappropriate communication between child and adult and adult and another child.

Risk of harm due to bullying.

Risk of harm due to inadequate supervision.

Risk of harm due to inadequate code of behaviour.

Risk of harm to Children with SEN.

All staff aware of their roles and responsibilities and procedures to be followed

Supervision Policy fully implemented

Code of Behaviour Policy fully implemented

Anti- Bullying Policy fully implemented

Use of Information and Communication Technology by pupils in school

 

Risk of harm not being recognised or reported properly and promptly.

Risk of harm by a member of personnel or by another child.

Risk of harm due to bullying.

Risk of harm due to inadequate supervision.

Risk of harm due to inadequate code of behaviour.

Risk of harm due to school personnel communicating  inappropriately with child /children via social media , texting etc.

Risk of harm due to school personnel accessing/circulating inappropriate material via social media, texting etc.

Risk of harm due to inappropriate communication between child and adult and adult and another child.

Risk of harm to Children with SEN.

All staff aware of their roles and responsibilities and procedures to be followed

AUP Policy fully implemented

Internet Safety  Policy fully implemented

Electronic Devices is Policy fully implemented.

Supervision Policy fully implemented

Code of Behaviour Policy fully implemented

Anti- Bullying Policy fully implemented

The teachers will have regular discussion around usage of computers in class.

Use of video/Photography/other media to record school events

 

As Above.

All staff aware of their roles and responsibilities and procedures to be followed

No photos of individual children posted on social media

Names not attached

At school events parents/guardians are advised that photos and videos taken of children other than their own cannot be shared on social media

 

Applications of Sanctions under the school’s Code of Behaviour

 

Risk of harm by a member of personnel or by another child.

Risk of harm due to bullying.

Risk of harm due to inadequate supervision.

Risk of harm due to inappropriate communication between child and adult and adult and another child.

Risk of harm to Children with SEN.

Supervision Policy fully implemented

Code of Behaviour Policy fully implemented

Anti- Bullying Policy fully implemented

Yard management  system in place

Sensory Breaks

 

As Above.

 

The school adheres to the requirements of the Garda Vetting legislation and relevant DES circulars in relation to recruitment and Garda Vetting.

Supervision Policy fully implemented

Code of Behaviour Policy fully implemented

Anti- Bullying Policy fully implemented

All staff aware of their roles and responsibilities and procedures to be followed

Pupils are generally taken in groups.

Personal pupil plan and IEP for each pupil with SEN complex needs

Care Plan in place

Curricular Provision in respect of SPHE, RSE, Stay Safe

 

Non Teaching of Same.

School implements SPHE, RSE and Stay Safe polices in full

Critical Incident

 

Risk of harm not being recognised or reported properly and promptly.

Risk of harm by a member of personnel or by another child.

Risk of harm due to inadequate supervision.

Risk of harm due to inadequate code of behaviour.

All staff aware of their roles and responsibilities and procedures to be followed

Critical Incident policy fully implemented

Supervision Policy fully implemented

Code of Behaviour Policy fully implemented


Water Butt

 

Risk of harm not being recognised or reported properly and promptly.

Risk of harm by a member of personnel or by another child.

Risk of harm due to inadequate code of behaviour.

Risk of harm due to inadequate supervision.

Risk of harm due to bullying.

All staff aware of their roles and responsibilities and procedures to be followed

Supervision Policy fully implemented

Code of Behaviour Policy fully implemented

Anti- Bullying Policy fully implemented

 

OT Playground

 

As Above.

As Above

Pupils of Minority Religious Faiths

 

Risk of harm to child /adult.

Supervision procedures in place

Use of school premises by P.A. and B.O.M. and other organisations

 

Risk of harm to child.

e.g. Grandparents day (teas, coffees).

Supervision Policy.

Important Note:  It should be noted that risk in the context of this risk assessment is the risk of

“harm” as defined in the Children First Act 2015 and not general health and safety risk.  The definition

of harm is set out in Chapter 4 of the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post- Primary

Schools 2017

In undertaking this risk assessment, the Board of Management has endeavoured to identify as far as possible the risks of harm that are relevant to this school and to ensure that adequate procedures are in place to manage all risks identified.  While it is not possible to foresee and remove all risk of harm, the school has in place the procedures listed in this risk assessment to manage and reduce risk to the greatest possible extent.

This risk assessment has been completed by the Board of Management and reviewed on ________________ 

 

It shall be reviewed as part of the school’s annual review of its Child Safeguarding Statement.

 

Signed              _____________________________________                      Date ________________

Chairperson, Board of Management   

  

Signed              _____________________________________                      Date ________________

Principal/Secretary to the Board of Management

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