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Ballykeel Primary School & Nursery Unit

Safeguarding Team

The most important role of the school lies in the protection and safety of the children in its care. This
ethos is reflected in all actions and decisions taken by the staff of Ballykeel Primary School and Nursery
Unit as we follow the detailed guidance set out in the Department of Education’s ‘Safeguarding and Child
Protection in Schools – A Guide for Schools’ (2017) and the Children (NI) Order, 1995.

The moral responsibility for the protection of children is the duty of every adult in the school. Childhood is a wonderful yet vulnerable part of life and children deserve the full protection of society. All children should be protected from violence and kept safe from harm in an environment where they are properly cared for, without fear, and secure.

The school will endeavour to uphold these standards and to ensure that decisions made by the governors, Principal, and members of staff have the welfare of the child as their paramount consideration.

Our Safeguarding Team:

Mrs Sheeran

Mrs JD Thompson

Mrs Thompson

Mrs Esler

Mrs McGuckin

Mr. Kennedy (Governor Representative)