2. Nature of service and principles to safeguard children from harm
(brief outline of what our service is, what we do and our commitment to safeguard children): _Committee to oversee 3 day festival.
We safeguard children by respescting them at all times.We are very clear when parents are fully for the children and when we have taken a level of responsibility.
We want to inspire children through arts/crafts and music activities and we often do this in a multigenerationalcontext. We are in line with children first act 2015.Key
committee members have completed the Túsla ‘introduction to children first training’
3. Risk Assessment
We have carried out an assessment of any potential for harm to a child while availing
of our services. Below is a list of the areas of risk identified and the list of procedures
for managing these risks.
Procedure in place to manage identified risk
Open public space
Out of control beahaviour in public space
A workshop with only one attendee
A member or anyone engaged by the committee to carry out activity
Children being unaccounted for
Volunteer stewards safeguarding the public
space – daily checking and briefing with
No alcohol served as part of event
Volunteer or parent sits in for class
Recruitment and selection policies
Registration for all classes / proceedure for
Our Child Safeguarding Statement has been developed in line with requirements under the Children First Act 2015, Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2017), and Tusla’s Child Safeguarding: A Guide for Policy, Procedure and Practice. In addition to the procedures listed in our risk assessment, the following procedures support our intention to safeguard children while they are availing of our service:
Procedure for the management of allegations of abuse or misconduct against workers/volunteers of a child availing of our service;
Procedure for the safe recruitment and selection of workers and volunteers to
work with children;
Procedure for provision of and access to child safeguarding training and information, including the identification of the occurrence of harm;
Procedure for the reporting of child protection or welfare concerns to Tusla;
Procedure for maintaining a list of the persons (if any) in the relevant service
who are mandated persons;
Procedure for appointing a relevant person.
All procedures listed are available upon request.
Many of the committee members have completed the Tulsa introduction to children first this year.We have contracted with Create for Garda vetting purposes.
For our reporting of child protection or welfware concerns to Tusla/Gardaí we have appointed a DLP – Sara Howlin and Deputy Liam Collins
The Chair of the committee The deals with any staff/volunteers issue should there be an allegation against any person employed or volunteering on behalf of the committee.
The relevant person is the chairperson of the committee Bridget Barker
We recognise that implementation is an on-going process. Our service is committed to,
the implementation of this Child Safeguarding Statement and the procedures that support our intention to keep children safe from harm while availing of our service. This Child Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed on 1/3/2019 _______________, or as soon as practicable after there has been a material
change in any matter to which the statement refers.
Signed: _Bridget Barker,Fch An Cheardlann_,AN Spidéal,__________________________ (Provider)
[Provider’s name and contact details]
For queries, please contact 087 9717080 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Relevant Person under the Children First Act 2015.
Child Safeguarding Statement
Section 2: Nature of service and principles to safeguard children from
harm: Describe the nature of your services and specify the principles that you will observe to keep children safe from harm while they are availing of your service.
Section 3: Risk assessment:Children First: National Guidance for the Protection
and Welfare of Children(2017) provides additional guidance on carrying out the risk assessment component of your Child Safeguarding Statement.
Section 4: Procedures:As this is only a sample list, you will need to add to this list
as appropriate, based on the outcome of your risk assessment. Please see also Tusla’s Child Safeguarding: A Guide for Policy, Procedure and Practice.
Section 5: Implementation: At a minimum, reviews must be carried out every 24 months. The provider is the individual with overall responsibility for the organisation. This may be the chief executive officer, chairperson of a board of management, owner/operator, etc.
Féile Traidphicnic níos glaise
A Greener Traidphicnic festival
This page has been developed as part of the Traidphicnic Festival commitment to sustainability. Information and awareness is the first step in making our lives more sustainable.The links below to the various websites will not provide all the answers but they will introduce ideas and ways in which we can make our lives more sustainable. We hope to continue to add links on this page long after the festival is over and through these links we will contribute to achieving sustainable development.
Help to make TRAIDPHICNIC more sustainable
Tips for making your visit to Traidphicnic more sustainable
•Bring a reusable shopping bag
•Bring a reusable coffee cup
•Bring a reusable water bottle
•Ensure that you segregate your waste into the proper bins provided – if you are not sure, ask someone!
•Avoid using single use items, e.g. disposable knives and forks •Avoid packaging by buying loose produce, if possible •Consider using public transport or why not cycle to the event?
Stop Food Waste
Stop Food Waste is a programme funded under the EPA National Waste Prevention Programme. Waste Prevention is the preferred waste management in Ireland. The website is full of information and tips on how to prevent food waste.
Conscious Cup Campaign
The Conscious Cup Campaign was started in late 2016 by a group of concerned individuals who, inspired by similar initiatives of cafes and citizens around the world, are aiming to reduce and eventually eliminate single use cups in Ireland.
The Refill.ie voluntary project aims to prevent plastic waste through reducing the amount of single use drinking water plastic bottles we consume in Ireland of which a very significant portion end up on our streets, waterways and seas, but whilst keeping us all healthy, hydrated and saving money at the same time. Simply put, if the waste is not created in the first instance, there is no waste management problem.
The Local Authority Waters and Communities Office (LAWCO)
The Waters and Communities Office was set up in February 2016 to promote better management of our streams, rivers, lakes, estuaries, coastal waters and groundwater for the benefit of present and future generations. This is not only a legal requirement of
the EU Water Framework Directive, it is in all our best interests.
Recycling List Ireland
The Department of Communications,Climate Action and Environment in conjunction with the 3 Regional Waste Offices and the Waste Industry has compiled a definitive list of recyclable items. This is the first single national standard list of items that you can recycle. However, as per the Waste Hierarchy, prevention of waste in the first place is the preferred option.
For information and advice on recycling all your WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) at household, retail and manufacturing level contact WEEE Ireland.
www.weeeireland.ie AnTaisce Clean Coasts
Clean Coasts engages communities in the protection of Ireland’s beaches, seas and marine life. The programme is operated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce and is currently funded
by the Department of the Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government and Fáilte Ireland. Clean Coasts is made up of two main elements; Clean Coasts Volunteering and the Green Coast Award.
The Food Waste Charter for Ireland
The Food Waste charter for Ireland was introduced in response to the country’s commitment to achieve a 50% reduction in food waste by 2030. The Charter, introduced at the Forum on Food Waste in March 2017, was signed into effect by The Minister for Communication, Climate Action & Environment and the Director General of the Environment Protection Agency. The Charter aims to provide a collective commitment for people, businesses and communities. This commitment involves implementing at least one food waste prevention action within the first year of signing up, and putting measures in place to carry out future actions by 2020.
No one section of the food system can reduce Ireland’s food waste. It is only through collaboration and a shared vision that this ambitious goal can be achieved.
Green Business is a free and confidential resource efficiency service for all types of SMEs in Ireland. The service is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the National Waste Prevention Programme with the objective of delivering substantive resource efficiency improvements and cost savings, through waste prevention and reductions in water and energy consumption.
SEAI-Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
SEAI is Ireland’s national sustainable energy authority. Their vision is for Ireland’s energy to be sustainable, secure, affordable, and clean. To achieve this, Ireland must use less energy, move to clean energy, and innovate to create new solutions to meet our energy needs. Leading the transition to smarter and more sustainable
energy activities is central to what they do.
Back to Basics
Back to Basics is an initiative run by the three Regional Waste Offices and funded by your Local Authorities. It shows the best ways to reduce waste and show you the best possible ways to deal with the waste you have produced.
Free Trade Ireland
FreeTrade Ireland is a unique public service allowing you to pass on and pick-up items free of charge. Get involved today and start saving money and protecting your environment
EPA –Live Green
The content of this portal will provide advice, awareness and education on sustainability at home and in your community.
EPA- Ireland’s Environment
This online resource provides up to date information about Ireland’s environment.
Galway County Council
Galway County Council is responsible for the administrative area of County Galway, excluding Galway City. The Council is responsible for the planning, design and construction of important infrastructures, such as roads,water supply, drainage facilities and certain social and quasi-social services, such as housing, fire stations, libraries and burial grounds.