DES roll out information sessions in January 2019 for Principals on Child Protection Inspections

The DES have recently provided education partners with  a summary of the Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection Model. To access information on the inspections, please click here


The Inspectorate are conducting a trial  of the Child Protection Evaluation  which will conclude shortly and it is intended to mainstream the model in a sample of schools in 2019. This means that the DES Inspectorate will conduct a number of Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspections in all schools nationally as part of it’s annual inspection programme.


A series of information sessions on this model will be organised in the following Education Centres in 2019. Details as follows:

Athlone Education Centre                             Monday 21st January
Blackrock Education Centre                       Tuesday 22nd January
Cork Education Centre                                   Tuesday 22nd January
Galway Education Centre                              Wednesday 23rd January
Navan Education Centre                                Monday 28th January
Limerick Education Centre                          Tuesday 29th January
Donegal Education Centre                            Wednesday 30th January
Waterford Education Centre                       Monday 4th February

All meetings for Post Primary Schools take place from 10.30 am to 12.30

Meetings for Primary Schools (including Special Schools) take place from 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Tea/Coffee on arrival at all sessions