Edmund Rice Secondary School
HEALTH & SAFETY POLICIES
6. Substance Abuse Policy
We are committed to addressing the needs of the whole school community in relation to substance abuse education. The school community, Board of Management, staff, parents and students share responsibility to ensure the acceptance and implementation of this Substance Abuse Policy.
7. Child Safeguarding & Risk Assessment Policy
This considers the potential for harm to come to children while they are in the organisation’s care. It should be noted that risk in this context is the risk of abuse and not general health and safety risk.
A risk assessment is an exercise where the organisation examines all aspects of its service from a safeguarding perspective, to establish whether there are any practices or features of the service that have the potential to put children at risk.
11. Anti-Bullying Policy
The Board of Management recognises the very serious nature of bullying and the negative impact that it can have on the lives and wellbeing of students and staff and is therefore fully committed to the following key principles of best practice in preventing and tackling bullying behaviour