Child Protection & Safeguarding Inspections Seminars


Training Programme

February 5th/8th/15th and March 5th 2019

These seminars are being hosted by JMB to supplement the regional seminars being held by the DES in teacher centres during the last week of January.

The format of each seminar is a presentation by Department of Education and Skills Inspectors followed by a workshop and Q&A. The duration is 2 hours 30 minutes.


The Inspectorate is introducing a new model of inspection in February 2019 called Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection. This type of inspection focuses on a school’s compliance with key aspects of the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017.

The seminars will provide an overview of key aspects of Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection including its aims and its features, the checks conducted during the inspection and Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection reports. Participants at the seminar will have an opportunity to discuss and ask questions about the Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection model.

Date Location Venue Time
5th February 2019 Kilkenny New Park Hotel 2.00pm - 4.30pm
8th February 2019 Athlone Athlone Springs Hotel 2.00pm - 4.30pm
15th February 2019 Cork Charleville Park Hotel 2.00pm - 4.30pm
5th March 2019 Dublin
morning session
Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley 10.00am - 12.30pm
5th March 2019 Dublin
afternoon session
Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley 2.00pm - 4.30pm


Who schould attend?

Principals & Chairpersons

Designated Liaison Persons (Principals) are urged to attend this seminar if they were unable to secure a place at a Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection seminar in one of the education centres.

As the JMB is hosting these additional seminars Chairpersons are also invited to attend.

Cost of training 

€20 per person attending.

Cancellation Policy: Please note that refunds will only be given if cancellation is made three days before event in writing or by email to