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Written Assessment of Risk of Presentation Primary School, Fermoy – Roll Number: 17868O

In accordance with section 11 of the Children First Act 2015 and with the requirement of Chapter 8 of the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017, the following is the Written Risk Assessment of Presentation Primary School, Fermoy.


List of school activities The school has identified
the following risk of harm
in respect of its activities
The school has the following
procedures in place to address the
risks of harm identified in this
assessment
Training of school personnel
in Child Protection matters















Classroom Teaching









One to one teaching



Outdoor teaching activities







Curricular Provision in respect
of SPHE, RSE, Stay Safe



Daily arrival and dismissal of
pupils




Recreation breaks for pupils








Prevention and dealing with
bullying amongst pupils




Managing of challenging
behaviour amongst pupils,
including appropriate use of
restraint
Risk of harm not being
recognised by school
personnel
Risk of harm not being
reported properly and
promptly by school personnel











Risk of child being harmed by
other children and school
personnel
Harm to children
inappropriately
accessing/using computers,
social media, phones and
other devices while at school


Risk of child being harmed by
a member of school
personnel

Risk of child being harmed by
other children
Risk of child being harmed by
school personnel
Risk of child being harmed by
unknown and known adults


Risk of non-teaching of same




Risk of child being harmed
from other pupils, known or
unknown adults on the
playground


Risk of child being harmed by
another child/children







Risk of child being harmed by
school personnel
Risk of child being harmed by
another child


Risk of injury to children and
staff
All school personnel are provided with a
copy of the Schools Child Safeguarding
Statement.

The Child Protection Procedures for Primary
and Post Primary Schools 2017 are made
available to all school personnel.

DLP & DDLP to attend PDST face to face
training
All Staff to view Túsla training module &
any other online training offered by PDST
Staff to avail of relevant training
BOM records all records of staff and board
training


Child Safeguarding Statement
Anti-Bullying Policy
Code of Behaviour
Supervision Policy
AUP Policy





School has policy and clear procedures in
place for one to one teaching.


Supervision Policy
Code of Behaviour
Anti-Bullying Policy





The School implements the SPHE, RSE
curriculum & Stay Safe Programme



Supervision Policy which includes
procedures for arrival and dismissal




Anti-Bullying Policy
Code of Behaviour
The Supervision Policy includes appropriate
supervision of children during assembly,
dismissal and breaks and in respect of
specific areas such as toilets, changing
rooms, etc.


Anti-Bullying Policy
Mobile Phone Policy
Code of Behaviour
Stay Safe Programme


Health & Safety Policy
Code of Behaviour
The School has a code of conduct for school
personnel (teaching and non-teaching staff)

List of school activities The school has identified
the following risk of harm
in respect of its activities
The school has the following procedures
in place to address the risks of harm
identified in this assessment
Application of sanctions under
the school’s Code of
Behaviour including detention
of pupils, confiscation of
phones, etc.


Care of Pupils with specific
vulnerabilities/needs such as:
-Pupils from ethnic
minorities/migrants
-Members of the Traveller
Community
-(LGBT) children
-Pupils perceived to be LGBT
-Pupils of minority religious
faiths
-Children in care
-Children on CPNS (Child
Protection Notification
System)


Care of Children with special
needs, including intimate care
needs



Use of toilets and changing
areas in school





Administration of Medicine
Administration of First Aid



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


Use of Information and
Communication Technology
by pupils in school





Use of Information and
Communication Technology
by school personnel











Recruitment of school
personnel including:
-Teachers
-SNA’s
-Caretaker/Secretary/Cleaner
-Sports Coaches
-External Tutors/Guest
Speakers
-Volunteers/Parents in School
Activities
-Visitors/Contractors present
in school during school hours
-Visitors/Contractors present
during after school activities



Sporting activities










Annual Sports Day
Risk of child being harmed by
children
Risk of child being harmed by
school personnel



Risk of child being harmed by
other children
Risk of child being harmed by
unknown or known adults
Risk of child being harmed by
school personnel










Risk of harm to child while
the child is receiving intimate
care



Risk of inappropriate
behaviour
Risk of child being harmed by
another child/adult
Risk of bullying


Risk of child being harmed by
school personnel
Risk of child being harmed by
another child

Risk of harm by other pupils
Risk of harm by school
personnel



Risk of harm due to children
inappropriately
accessing/using computers,
social media, phones and
other devices while at school
Risk of harm of bullying


Risk of harm caused by a
member of school personnel
communicating with pupils in
an inappropriate manner via
social media, texting, digital
device or other manner
Risk of harm caused by a
member of school personnel
accessing/circulating
inappropriate material via
social media, texting, digital
device of other manner


Risk of child being harmed by
school personnel due to
non-adherence to vetting
procedures
Risk of harm not being
recognised by school
personnel
Risk of harm not being
reported properly and
promptly by school personnel







Risk of child being harmed
due to inadequate supervision
of children
Risk of child being harmed by
other children
Risk of child being harmed by
unknown or known adults
Risk of child being harmed by
school personnel


Risk of child being harmed by
other children
Risk of child being harmed by
unknown or known adults
Risk of child being harmed by
school personnel
Risk of child being harmed
due to inadequate supervision
of pupils
Supervision Policy
Code of Behaviour
Code of Conduct
Mobile Phone Policy
Stay Safe Programme


Supervision Policy
Code of Behaviour
Anti-Bullying Policy
Inclusive Enrolment Policy
Mobile Phone Policy











The School has an Intimate Care Policy/Plan in
respect of students who require such care
The School has a Special Educational Needs
policy


Usage and Supervision Policy
Anti-Bullying Policy





The School has in place a First Aid Policy,
Administration of Medicine Policy and a
Protocol for emergency medication


AUP Policy
Anti-Bullying Policy
Code of Behaviour
Mobile Phone Policy


AUP Policy
Anti-Bullying Policy
Code of Behaviour
Mobile Phone Policy




AUP Policy
The School adheres to the requirements of the
Garda vetting legislation and relevant DES
circulars in relation to recruitment and Garda
vetting









Vetting Procedures
Child Safeguarding Statement and DES
procedures made available to all staff
Staff to view Tusla training modules and any
other online training offered by PDST
Policy on Visiting Personnel (e.g. Parents,
Sports Coaches, Guest Speakers, Contractors,
etc.)









Supervision Policy
Code of Behaviour
Anti-Bullying Policy








Supervision Policy
Code of Behaviour
Anti-Bullying Policy
Mobile Phone Policy
List of school activities The school has identified
the following risk of harm
in respect of its activities
The school has the following procedures
in place to address the risks of harm
identified in this assessment
School transport
arrangements including use
of bus escorts





Use of External Personnel to
supplement the curriculum







Use of external personnel to
support sports and other
extracurricular activities




School Outings e.g. Tours,
Library, Swimming Lessons,
etc.











Participation by pupils in
religious ceremonies/religious
instruction external to the
school




Homework Club





Fundraising events involving
pupils









Use of school premises by
other organisations during
the school day e.g. HSE,
school nurse, speech &
language therapists,
psychologist, etc.


Use of off-site facilities for
school activities








Student teachers undertaking
training placement in school






Students participating in work
experience
Risk of child being harmed by
other children
Risk of child being harmed by
unknown or known adults
Risk of child being harmed by
school personnel


Risk of child being harmed by
external personnel,
volunteers or visitors to the
School
Risk of harm due to
inadequate supervision of
children in class


Risk of harm in School to
pupils by external personnel,
volunteers or visitors to the
School



Risk of child being harmed by
other children outside of
school
Risk of child being harmed by
unknown or known adults
outside of school
Risk of child being harmed by
school personnel outside of
school
Risk of child being harmed
due to inadequate supervision
of pupils outside of school


Risk of child being harmed by
other children
Risk of child being harmed by
unknown or known adults
Risk of child being harmed by
school personnel


Risk of harm by other pupils
and school personnel




Risk of child being harmed by
other children
Risk of child being harmed by
unknown or known adults
Risk of child being harmed by
school personnel
Risk of child being harmed
due to inadequate supervision
of pupils


Risk of child being harmed by
other children
Risk of child being harmed by
unknown or known adults
Risk of child being harmed by
school personnel


Risk of harm by other pupils
Risk of harm by unknown or
known adults
Risk of harm by school
personnel
Risk of harm due to
inadequate supervision of
pupils


Risk of child being harmed by
children
Risk of child being harmed by
student teachers
Risk of child being harmed
due to inadequate supervision


Risk of child being harmed in
the School by the student on
work experience
Supervision Policy
Code of Behaviour
Anti-Bullying Policy
Garda Vetting
Child Safeguarding Statement



Supervision Policy
Code of Behaviour
Garda Vetting
Child Safeguarding Statement





The School has in place Policy and Procedures
for the use of external personnel (sports
coaches, drama teachers, etc.) to supplement
sports and other extracurricular activities
School adheres to requirements of Garda
Vetting legislation

Supervision Policy
Code of Behaviour
Anti-Bullying Policy
Mobile Phone Policy
Critical Incident Policy









Supervision Policy
Code of Behaviour
Anti-Bullying Policy





Anti-Bullying Policy
Code of Behaviour
Supervision Policy



Supervision Policy
Code of Behaviour
Anti-Bullying Policy
Mobile Phone Policy







Supervision Policy
Code of Behaviour
Anti-Bullying Policy





Supervision Policy
Code of Behaviour
Anti-Bullying Policy
Mobile Phone Policy






Supervision Policy
Code of Behaviour
Code of Conduct
Work Experience Policy




The School has in place Policy and Procedures
in respect of students on work experience
Child Safeguarding Statement

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 on the 7th March 2019. It shall be reviewed as part of the school’s annual review of its Child Safeguarding Statement
.


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