Our Privacy/Cookie Policies and Child Safeguard Statement
Last updated: 21/04/2021.
Child Safeguarding Statement
1. Name of service being provided: Rambling House Lockdown edition www.ramblinghouse.ie
2. Nature of service and principles to safeguard children from harm (brief outline of what our service is, what we do and our commitment to safeguard children): -Our service helps families organise storytelling evenings by providing ideas on what to do as well as how to record grandparents for the sake of posterity -We are a digital storytellers at the parent website www.racontour.com -We promise that at all times the material and advice provided will not be damaging to the child’s wellbeing.
3. Risk Assessment
We have carried out an assessment of any potential for harm to a child while availing of our services including the area of online safety when accessing the internet. Below is a list of the areas of risk identified and the list of procedures for managing these risks.
Risk identified Procedure in place to manage identified risk 1 Website content and checklists Both parents and a primary school principal have reviewed the content and cleared it as safe 2 External rich content A PG warning may be in place if deemed necessary or a disclaimer that parents may need to satisfy themselves of say a YouTube site where not every single clip has been viewed by us. 3 Social media comments Will be scrutinised by and anything inappropriate removed as soon as it is reviewed 4 5
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. In addition to the procedures listed in our risk assessment, the following procedures support our intention to safeguard children while they are availing of our service:
• Procedure for the management of allegations of abuse or misconduct against workers/volunteers of a child availing of our service; • Procedure for the safe recruitment and selection of workers and volunteers to work with children; • Procedure for provision of and access to child safeguarding training and information, including the identification of the occurrence of harm; • Procedure for the reporting of child protection or welfare concerns to Tusla; • Procedure for maintaining a list of the persons (if any) in the relevant service who are mandated persons; • Procedure for appointing a relevant person.
All procedures listed are available upon request.
We recognise that implementation is an on-going 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 availing of our service.
This Child Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed on a weekly basis once the site goes live, or as soon as practicable after there has been a material change in any matter to which the statement refers.
Signed: John Ward (Provider)
For queries, please contact John Ward firstname.lastname@example.org Relevant Person under the Children First Act 2015.