A child protection policy is statement of intent that demonstrates a commitment to safeguard children involved. It is essential good practice for all organisations working with children to have a Child Protection Policy. The policy may outline training for staff and in engaging artists /facilitators working with them ask that they undergo Garda Vetting. Download the Arts Council's guidelines for the protection of children and young people in the arts sector.
Garda vetting is a procedure through which An Garda is asked, with a person's written permission, to confirm whether or not the individual has been convicted of a crime. Employers use the procedure to ensure that individuals convicted of abuse or other crimes are not offered positions of responsibility for work with children, young people or vulnerable adults.
Greystones Educate Together National School appointed a voluntary committee with relevant expertise to oversee the per cent for art commissioning process. An external curator, Máire Davey, was appointed specifically for her expertise in working in a highly collaborative way as meaningful involvement from the students and school was viewed as central to the process. The procurement route chosen was limited invited competition.