National Youth Council of Ireland
(brief outline of what our service is, what we do and our commitment to safeguard children)
The National Youth Council of Ireland is the representative body for voluntary youth organisation’s in Ireland. It uses its collective experience to act on issues that impact on young people.
Although NYCI is not a youth work organisation we do engage with young people in a variety of different ways, for example:
The range of activities which children and young people might be involved with NYCI includes the following:
NYCI is committed to promoting the rights of the child including the participation of children and young people in matters that affect them.
NYCI is committed to adherence to Children First National Guidance 2017 and the Children First Act 2015.
NYCI has carried out an assessment of any potential of risk of harm to a child while availing of our services.
The areas of risk and the procedures identified to address these areas have been identified – (See NYCI Risk Assessment Feb 2018)
Risk identified Procedure in place to manage risk identified
1 Engagement with young people
2 Reporting procedures
3 Recruitment and Selection
4 Information, Communication and Training
5 Allegations in relation to harm
See NYCI’s Child Protection policy for details on the following procedures, updatedin Feb 2018
NYCI’s Child Safeguarding Statement has been developed in line with requirements under the Children First Act 2015, the Children First: National Guidance, and Tusla’s Child Safeguarding: A Guide for Policy, Procedure and Practice. In addition to the procedures listed in our risk assessment, thefollowing procedures support our intention to safeguard children while they are availing of our service:
Procedure for appointing a relevant person
All procedures listed are available upon request.
We recognise that implementation is an ongoing process. Our service is committed to the implementation of this Child Safeguarding Statement and the procedures that support our intention to keep children safe from harm while availing of our service. This Child Safeguarding Statement
will be reviewed on Dec 2019 or as soon as practicable after there has been a material change in any matter to which the statement refers.
Signed: Ian Power, Chairperson on behalf of the NYCI Board of Management
National Youth Council of Ireland 01 4784122
Relevant Person under the Children First Act 2015. National Child Protection Manager (NYCI DLP)