Glenstal Abbey School is committed to maintaining the highest safeguarding standards and practice. We wish to create and maintain an environment where:
- young people are listened to, given a sense of security and belonging, and kept as safe as possible
- parents are supported and encouraged
- staff are supported and protected
Safeguarding practice in the school is regulated by the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools, published by the Department of Education and Skills in 2017. These procedures take account of the Children First Act (2015) and the updated Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2017). School authorities and school personnel are required to adhere to these revised procedures in dealing with allegations or suspicions of child abuse.