Child Safeguarding Statement

  1. Purpose, Services and Principles for Safeguarding Children and Young People from Harm

CEIA’S purpose in terms of   engaging with young people is to encourage their interest and passion for STEM subjects and STEM career pathways.

We believe that the welfare and protection from harm of children and young people engaging in our activities is paramount. Our staff and adult volunteers take all reasonable care to ensure children and young people engaging in CEIA activities are protected from harm and abuse of any kind. Our commitment as  outlined in our code of practice is based on the rights of children and young people to be treated with respect, listened to and to deal with any concerns they may have in a timely fashion.

  1. Risk Assessment

 CEIA has completed an assessment of the potential for harm to children and young people that are engaged in organisation activities and maintain a risk register in relation to this. Harm in this context is related to assault, ill treatment or neglect of the young person or child.

  1. Procedures

The following CEIA procedures support our intention to safeguard children and young people engaging in our activities

  • Procedure for the safe engagement and selection of contractors and volunteers to work with children and maintenance of a list of people who are mandated persons
  • Procedure for the management of allegations of abuse or misconduct against CEIA representatives or volunteers, of a child or young person engaging in our activities and the reporting of child protection or welfare concerns to Tusla

All listed procedures are available on request.

  1. Implementation

We recognise implementation is an on-going process. Volunteers, contractors and Management in our programme activity are committed to the implementation of this Child Safeguarding Statement and the procedures that support our intention to keep children and young people safe from harm while availing of our services.

CEIA’s Child Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed annually by our board or as soon as practicable after there is a material change in any matter to which the statement refers.