Dromineer Nenagh Literary Festival Child Safeguarding Statement

1. Name of service being provided: Workshops for children and young people – linked to a literary theme – eg: Storytelling.

2. Nature of service and principles to safeguard children from harm

Dromineer Nenagh Literary Festival provides a range of programmes for children and young people. All workshop leaders, committee members and volunteers are Garda vetted, where appropriate, and adhere to DNLF’s code of practice for working with children and young people.

3. Risk Assessment

We have carried out an assessment of any potential for harm to a child while using our services. Below is a list of the areas of risk identified and the procedures for managing those risks.

Risk identified Procedure in place to manage identified risk
1 Workshop leaders, artists and volunteers unsuitable for working with children Implement procedure for the safe recruitment and selection of workshop leaders, artists and volunteers to work with children
2 Workshop leaders, artists and volunteers ill-equipped to safeguard children from harm Implement procedure for provision of and access to child safeguarding training and information Everyone to be verbally briefed in lead up to
3a Child unsure about how or to whom
to report an issue
Ensure reporting procedures are accessible and easily available
Safeguarding Statement on DNLF website.
3b Person unsure as to how or to whom to voice a concern about a
child at risk
4 Inappropriate use or dissemination of children’s images or information Ensure all staff and volunteers adhere to
social/media procedures including consent sought for the taking and use of images

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.

5, Implementation
We recognise that implementation is an ongoing 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 using our service.
This Child Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed on 01 September 2020, or as soon as practicable after there has been a material change in any matter to which the statement refers.