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Child Protection Team

Staff MemberRoles and Responsibilities (2021 - 2022)
Mr Stephen AustinPrincipal & Member of the Child Protection Team
Mr Ciaran CliffordDesignated Teacher for Child Protection
Mrs Marianne Dempsey

Vice Principal &

Deputy Designated Teacher for Child Protection

Mrs Niamh Wilson   Member of the Child Protection Team
Mrs Christine RooneyMember of the Child Protection Team
Miss Maria BlaneyMember of the Child Protection Team

 

 

AS A PARENT IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS ABOUT A CHILD’S WELFARE, PLEASE FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE BELOW.

 

Stage 1 - If I am concerned, I can talk to the class teacher

Stage 2- If I am still concerned, I can talk to the Designated Teacher for Child Protection – Mr Ciaran Clifford or the Deputy Designated Teachers – Mrs Marianne Dempsey Miss Niamh Wilson or another member of the Child Protection Team listed above

Stage 3- If I am still concerned, I can talk to the Principal Mr Stephen Austin

Stage 4- If I am still concerned, I can talk/write to the Designated Governor, Mrs Patricia Stitt or Chair of the Board of Governors, Mrs Noreen Meehan c/o St Colmcille’s PS, Downpatrick

 

You can also contact CCMS at 23 Linenhall St Lisburn, BT28 1FJ

 

You can talk to the Gateway Team- first point of contact for Child Protection Referrals  (Tel 0300 100 0300) or the Police (Tel No of Local CARE Unit 02890 650222 or 101)

 

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS

NSPCC 028 9035 1135                               CONTACT YOUTH ETC 028 9045 7848

NI CHILDLINE 028 9032 7773                 YOUTHLINE 028 9045 6654

CHILD CARE NI 028 9065 2713               CHILDREN’S LAW 028 9024 5704

YOUTHNET 028 9033 1880                      ADVICE LINE 028 9043 4242

BARNARDOS 028 9067 2366                    CCMS  028 92 013 014

SAVE THE CHILDREN 028 90431123      GATEWAY TEAM 0300 100 0300

 

Parents are requested to bring to the attention of the class teacher any issue that may be causing a problem!

 

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