Traidphnicnic, An Spidéal, Co. na Gaillimhe. Summer Festival of music, song and dance, Spiddal, Co. Galway

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Blaisín d'ár gceol, ealaíon agus cultúr traidisiúnta.

A taste of our traditional music, arts and culture

Child Safeguarding

Note: This is a sample template provided as a guide only. It is not a standardised format
for a Child Safeguarding Statement. Please see the following documents for more information about developing a Child Safeguarding Statement:

 Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children
 Guidance on Developing a Child Safeguarding Statement (
 Child Safeguarding: A Guide for Policy, Procedure and Practice (

1. Name of service being provided: Coiste Féile Traidphicnic

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

We want to inspire children through arts/crafts and music activities
and we often do this in a multigenerational context.We are in line
with children first act 2015.Key committee members have completed
the Túsla ‘introduction to children first
_______________________________________________ _________

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.

  Risk identified Procedure in place to manage identified risk
1. Open public space Volunteer stewards safeguarding the public space – daily checking and briefing with stewards
2. Out of control beahaviour in
public space
No alcohol served as part of event
3. A workshop with only one

Volunteer or parent sits in for class
4. A member or anyone engaged by the committee to carry out activity Recruitment and selection policies
5. Children being unaccounted for

Registration for all classes / proceedure for missing children

4. Procedures

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

5. Implementation
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

Relevant Person under the Children First Act 2015.

Child Safeguarding Statement Sample Template

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.

Relevant Person: You should include the name and contact details of the Relevant Persons, who are the first point of contact regarding your Child Safeguarding Statement.

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