The Ombudsman for Children’s Office child protection policy and procedures

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/317002
Title:
The Ombudsman for Children’s Office child protection policy and procedures
Authors:
Ombudsman for Children Office (OCO)
Citation:
Ombudsman for Children Office. Child protection policy and procedures. Dublin: OCO; 2012.
Publisher:
Ombudsman for Children Office (OCO)
Issue Date:
Dec-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/317002
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Children and young people, and the adults who care for them, need to be confident that the OCO can provide a safe environment. This Child Protection Policy sets out our approach to providing such an environment. It is subject to review by OCO staff and will be amended and updated as required to take account of, inter alia, developments in legislation and policy relating to child protection. At the OCO, we aim to provide as safe an environment as it is possible to do while giving young people exciting opportunities and challenges. We need to follow laws and guidelines and what is seen as “best practice.” However, because our job is to keep an eye on whether laws and practices truly respect children and young people’s rights, we will always be asking ourselves and others whether the rules that are meant to be protecting children are really doing that job. We always seek to exceed minimum standards for child protection set down in the Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (July 2011). We welcome comments and suggestions from children and young people, parents and others about our child protection policy and will keep our policy under review to ensure that it is the best it can be. Commitment to review this policy and conduct training for staff The OCO will keep its child protection policy and procedures under continuous review. The review process will take appropriate account of provisions under relevant legislation and the findings of annual audits proposed under the Children First Bill 2012. It is the responsibility of all members of staff to contribute to the continuous and periodic review of the OCO’s child protection policy and procedures. We are committed to conducting ongoing training for staff in relation to our child protection policy and procedures.
Keywords:
CHILD CARE; CHILD WELFARE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorOmbudsman for Children Office (OCO)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-15T08:26:10Z-
dc.date.available2014-05-15T08:26:10Z-
dc.date.issued2012-12-
dc.identifier.citationOmbudsman for Children Office. Child protection policy and procedures. Dublin: OCO; 2012.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/317002-
dc.descriptionChildren and young people, and the adults who care for them, need to be confident that the OCO can provide a safe environment. This Child Protection Policy sets out our approach to providing such an environment. It is subject to review by OCO staff and will be amended and updated as required to take account of, inter alia, developments in legislation and policy relating to child protection. At the OCO, we aim to provide as safe an environment as it is possible to do while giving young people exciting opportunities and challenges. We need to follow laws and guidelines and what is seen as “best practice.” However, because our job is to keep an eye on whether laws and practices truly respect children and young people’s rights, we will always be asking ourselves and others whether the rules that are meant to be protecting children are really doing that job. We always seek to exceed minimum standards for child protection set down in the Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (July 2011). We welcome comments and suggestions from children and young people, parents and others about our child protection policy and will keep our policy under review to ensure that it is the best it can be. Commitment to review this policy and conduct training for staff The OCO will keep its child protection policy and procedures under continuous review. The review process will take appropriate account of provisions under relevant legislation and the findings of annual audits proposed under the Children First Bill 2012. It is the responsibility of all members of staff to contribute to the continuous and periodic review of the OCO’s child protection policy and procedures. We are committed to conducting ongoing training for staff in relation to our child protection policy and procedures.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOmbudsman for Children Office (OCO)en_GB
dc.subjectCHILD CAREen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD WELFAREen_GB
dc.titleThe Ombudsman for Children’s Office child protection policy and proceduresen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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