The Child Safeguarding Statement is a written document that specifies the service being provided and the principles and procedures to be observed in order to ensure, as far as practicable, that a child availing of the service is safe from harm.
This document has been designed so that you can easily edit it to suit your Early Years Service.
The Statement should provide an overview of the measures that your organisation has in place to ensure that children are protected from harm. It may also refer to more detailed policies which can be made available on request.
All Early Years Services, including school-aged services must have a safeguarding statement under the Children First Act 2015, which came into force in March 2018. If you are registering a service for the first time, you must submit your Child Safeguarding Statement to Tusla.
Upon completion, the Child Safeguarding Statement must be circulated to all staff members. It must be displayed publicly and made available to parents and guardians, Tusla and members of the public upon request.