Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspections

When does the inspectorate monitor compliance by schools with child protection requirements?

The Inspectorate has a responsibility to monitor how schools are implementing the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017. All schools are obliged to implement the 2017 Procedures in order to ensure that children are safeguarded and protected. The Inspectorate monitors school compliance with the 2017 Procedures in three ways:

  • When carrying out short inspections in schools (for example, incidental inspections, follow-through inspections, curriculum evaluations and subject inspections), inspectors check on how schools are implementing three important aspects of the 2017 Procedures. Inspectors report on their findings in relation to those three aspects as part of the school’s inspection report.
  • During longer inspections, such as whole-school evaluations and DEIS evaluations, inspectors check on eight key aspects of the 2017 Procedures. Their findings in relation to those key aspects are included in the school’s inspection report.
  • Inspectors also carry out in-depth, stand-alone child protection inspections in a number of schools annually. These are called Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspections. Each of these in-depth inspections leads to a published report on how a school is implementing ten central aspects of the 2017 Procedures.

Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspections (CPSI)

Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspections are carried out in primary and post-primary schools, schools attached to special care units and Youthreach Centres.  During these inspections, we look in a focused and in-depth way at how school boards and school staff are fulfilling their legal responsibilities in relation to the protection and safeguarding of children as required of them under the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017.  In each school selected for a Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection, two inspections are held – an Initial Child Protection Inspection and a Final Child Protection Inspection. Usually, the inspections take place within four to six weeks of each other.  At the end of each inspection we provide verbal feedback to the school and a printed report. The report from each inspection is published simultaneously on our website. The process of conducting an initial and final inspection is designed to promote improvement in the implementation of child protection procedures by schools; it also facilitates the promotion of best practice in school leadership as it relates to child protection.

DateSchool Roll No.CountyTitleSchool LevelInspection TypeSubjectDownload
12/03/202063190MWestmeathMarist College Retreat Road Athlone WestmeathPost PrimaryFinal Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspectiondownload Marist College Retreat Road Athlone Westmeath
12/03/202063190MWestmeathMarist College Retreat Road Athlone WestmeathPost PrimaryInitial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspectiondownload Marist College Retreat Road Athlone Westmeath
28/02/202020065QLaoisOur Ladys Meadow National Schoo Durrow Co. Laois LaoisPrimaryFinal Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspectiondownload Our Ladys Meadow National Schoo Durrow Co. Laois L...
28/02/202020065QLaoisOur Ladys Meadow National Schoo Durrow Co. Laois LaoisPrimaryInitial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspectiondownload Our Ladys Meadow National Schoo Durrow Co. Laois L...
11/02/202018988GKildareSt Raphael’s Special School, Clane Road, CelbridgeOtherFinal Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspectiondownload St Raphael’s Special School, Clane Road, Celbridge
11/02/202018988GKildareSt Raphael’s Special School, Clane Road, CelbridgeOtherInitial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspectiondownload St Raphael’s Special School, Clane Road, Celbridge
11/02/202072220TWaterfordDungarvan College-Coláiste Dhun Garbhán Youghal Road Dungarvan WaterfordPost PrimaryFinal Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspectiondownload Dungarvan College-Coláiste Dhun Garbhán Youghal Ro...
11/02/202072220TWaterfordDungarvan College-Coláiste Dhun Garbhán Youghal Road Dungarvan WaterfordPost PrimaryInitial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspectiondownload Dungarvan College-Coláiste Dhun Garbhán Youghal Ro...
28/01/202014556DDublinSt Endas Primary School Whitefriar Street Dublin 8 DublinPrimaryFinal Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspectiondownload St Endas Primary School Whitefriar Street Dublin 8...
28/01/202014556DDublinSt Endas Primary School Whitefriar Street Dublin 8 DublinPrimaryInitial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspectiondownload St Endas Primary School Whitefriar Street Dublin 8...
28/01/202019496NDublinScoil Fhiachra Soisir Montrose Park Artane DublinPrimaryFinal Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspectiondownload Scoil Fhiachra Soisir Montrose Park Artane Dublin
28/01/202019496NDublinScoil Fhiachra Soisir Montrose Park Artane DublinPrimaryInitial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspectiondownload Scoil Fhiachra Soisir Montrose Park Artane Dublin
21/01/202019449EGalwaySt Oliver Plunkett's NS Newcastle Athenry GalwayPrimaryFinal Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspectiondownload St Oliver Plunkett's NS Newcastle Athenry Galway
21/01/202019449EGalwaySt Oliver Plunkett's NS Newcastle Athenry GalwayPrimaryInitial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspectiondownload St Oliver Plunkett's NS Newcastle Athenry Galway
21/01/202019736HMonaghanScoil Phadraig Corduff Carrickmacross MonaghanPrimaryFinal Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspectiondownload Scoil Phadraig Corduff Carrickmacross Monaghan
21/01/202019736HMonaghanScoil Phadraig Corduff Carrickmacross MonaghanPrimaryInitial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspectiondownload Scoil Phadraig Corduff Carrickmacross Monaghan
21/01/202061080SCavanRoyal School Cavan College Street Cavan CavanPost PrimaryFinal Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspectiondownload Royal School Cavan College Street Cavan Cavan
21/01/202061080SCavanRoyal School Cavan College Street Cavan CavanPost PrimaryInitial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspectiondownload Royal School Cavan College Street Cavan Cavan
21/01/202071840VLimerickColáiste Chiaráin, Croom, Co. Limerick Post PrimaryFinal Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspectiondownload Coláiste Chiaráin, Croom, Co. Limerick
21/01/202071840VLimerickColáiste Chiaráin, Croom, Co. Limerick Post PrimaryInitial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspectiondownload Coláiste Chiaráin, Croom, Co. Limerick
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