Stay Safe



Stay Safe Programme

An Clar Bí Sábháilte

Children with Special Educational Needs


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Best Practice in Child Protection

C.A.P.P. Training





The Child abuse Prevention Programme provides the following training services for primary schools. If you wish to avail of these services please contact us at 01-6206347 or email

Continuous Professional Development

Parent Education

Board of Management



Continuous Professional Development

During the introduction of the Stay Safe programme into primary schools an initial one-day in-service training course for teachers was provided by CAPP. Since then the provision of follow-up teacher training has been part of the CAPP remit. Training is provided by the PDST – it normally takes place in the school, during the school day, and usually lasts for 1.5 to 2 hours.

Topics covered can include:

  • Teaching the Stay Safe programme within the context of S.P.H.E.

  • Update on the revised Stay Safe programme

  • Responding to disclosures or suspicions of abuse

  • Teacher’s guidelines on referral procedures

  • Response of the health services to cases of child abuse

  • Learning difficulties and Stay Safe

  • Developing a school policy on child abuse and victimisation

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Parent Education

Parent education on the Stay Safe programme and child abuse is provided by the PDST.

Parental involvement has always been an integral part of the successful implementation of the programme. Parent meetings take place in the school during the day/evening and normally last for an hour. Meetings usually consist of:

  • An outline of the content and teaching methods of the Stay Safe programme

  • Explanation of the parent’s role in this teaching process and child protection strategies – how to build self-esteem and foster open communication and trust

  • Information on child abuse and bullying

  • Information on responding to disclosures or suspicions of child abuse and available services.

Parent booklets are available from CAPP and can be ordered by contacting the CAPP office.


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Board of Management Training

An information meeting for members of the board on any of the above topics can be organised by CAPP.

Meetings will be arranged at a time to suit the board and normally last one hour. Since new boards will shortly be constituted now would be an opportune time to consider planning for such a meeting.


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