Child Protection at CHI at Crumlin

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Click here Child Safeguarding Statement CHI at Crumlin

Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin is committed to promoting the safety and wellbeing of all children in our care. Child protection is the responsibility of all staff and to support this there are a number of mechanisms in place. OLCHC practice is informed by Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children, DOH 2017. The guidelines for practice currently in CHI at Crumlin are a collaborative set of guidelines across the three Children’s Hospitals and are underpinned by the National Guidance. We also have our local guidelines on the Prevention of Abuse of Children by a Staff member while in the Care of the Hospital. It is mandatory for all staff to be familiar with these guidelines.

CHI at Crumlin has an active Child Protection Committee reporting to the Corporate Management Team. Our Child Protection Coordinator for the hospital is Sheila McCrory, Head Medical Social Worker. CHI at Crumlin complies with the Garda Vetting requirements in the recruitment of staff to the hospital. We offer training to all staff and are continuing to develop this in CHI.

CHI will continue to strive to ensure all Children are cared for in safe, secure and caring environment.