Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

Section 1 – CBOI Child Protection Policy Statement

It is the policy of the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland to safeguard the welfare of all the children and young people who attend our events, by protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional harm. We are also committed to providing a positive and enlightened environment, to facilitate the best possible educational outcome for participants in our courses. The welfare of the child/young person under our care is paramount.

CBOI will adhere to the recommendations of Children First: National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children, published by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in 2011.

We have implemented procedures covering:

  • Code of behaviour for staff and volunteers
  • Reporting of suspected or disclosed abuse
  • Confidentiality
  • Recruitment and selecting staff and volunteers
  • Managing and supervising staff and volunteers
  • Involvement of primary carers
  • Allegations of misconduct or abuse by staff and volunteers
  • Complaints and comments
  • Incidents and accident
  • Codes of behaviour for orchestra members

The Child Protection Policy (CPP) is available to CBOI staff (for the avoidance of doubt all references to staff shall include permanent and freelance staff and volunteers unless otherwise indicated), the CBOI board, and, when requested, primary carers.

Courses (rehearsals/concerts) referred to in this policy are rehearsals/concerts and concerts on tour that are run by CBOI and attended by at least one CBOI member of staff.

This policy will be reviewed on 31st January 2015.

Signed Date: January 2015

[Sharon Tracey Dunne, Designated Liaison Person]

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