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This session will explore the safeguarding and reporting responsibilities of teachers in line with the Children First Act 2015 and the DE Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools which was revised in 2023.

It aims to assist teachers in identifying and reporting concerns, providing essential support in fulfilling their statutory and non-statutory obligations.

Presenter - Suzanne Graham

Suzanne currently is a member of the DDLETB Development team where she supports schools in the area of Child Protection and Safeguarding.

Previously Suzanne spent 5 years seconded to the Department of Education Professional Development Services for Teachers (PDST) as a Health and Wellbeing Advisor.  In that role she developed, designed, and delivered in-service training to teachers in the areas of SPHE, RSE, Wellbeing, Child Protection, Mental Health, Substance Use, Personal Safety, Internet Safety and Anti-Bullying. In addition, Suzanne has supported Webwise with the design of resources to support online safety and works with the Teacher National Partnership to support the Dove Self Esteem Project.

Suzanne also supported schools in developing and reviewing their Anti Bullying, RSE and Child Protection policies, was involved in the design and delivery of the 2017 DLP training following the commencement of the Children First Act, was involved in piloting the DES Wellbeing Policy Framework for Practice and the DES Restorative Practice (RP) pilots for schools.

Suzanne has an MA in School Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care, has a HDIP in Educational Management and Leadership and a Post Grad in Child Protection and Welfare from Trinity College Dublin and is a qualified Restorative Practice trainer.

Course Details

Course Date 20-03-2024 7:00 pm
Course End Date 20-03-2024 8:30 pm
Cut off date 20-03-2024 7:10 pm
Capacity 50
Individual Price FREE
Speaker Suzanne Graham
Select Hours 1.5
Location ONLINE (via ZOOM)

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