Child Protection: We aim to promote children’s well being and protect children from harm in respect of the following categories of abuse: neglect (wilful or circumstantial), emotional, physical, sexual, peer and bullying. The following Education programmes are in use throughout the school: Relationships and Sexuality Education Programme, Alive O, Stay Safe, Be Safe, and Walk Tall.
The designated person in Glenasmole School is the Principal, who is obliged to report any concerns in relation to child abuse to the HSE (Health Board) in accordance with the guidelines and procedures issued to all schools by the Department of Education and Science.
Garda vetting is sought for all adults who will be working with the children in the school. This includes sports coaches, extra-curricular teachers, parents and student teachers. In circumstances where the teacher will be present at all times e.g. a speaker visiting the school to promote the science curriculum, garda vetting is not sought. In any event, references are taken up for all visitors to the school, whether short or long term.