DES: The Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Skills has today published 11 Initial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection reports and 11 Final Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection reports on its website www.education.ie
The reports arise from the new Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection model introduced by the Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. in January 2019. This fulfils a commitment made in the Government’s Action Plan for Education 2018.
The Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspections are focused and in-depth inspections which look at how school boards and school staff are fulfilling their legal responsibilities in relation to the protection and safeguarding of children as required of them under the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017. Read Article