IAYO’s Child Safeguarding and Welfare

IAYO implements a child protection policy in line with the HSE’s Children First: National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children and The Arts Council’s Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children and Young People in the Arts Sector. 

Our current documentation is available to download below. Editable copies of all documents can be requested from the IAYO office for adaption and adoption by IAYO members and other organisations for whom they are suitable.

Our thanks to Carol-Ann McKenna at the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and Wendy Arlow at Dublin Youth Orchestras for their collaboration in compiling the Child Safeguarding Policy and Statement.

Child Safeguarding Statement March 2024
IAYO Child Safeguarding Policy August 2023
Code of Conduct for Staff and Volunteers Working with Young People (from CSP August 2023)
IAYO Internet Teaching Safeguarding Statement July 2020
IAYO Complaints Policy January 2023
IAYO Complaints form as a Microsoft Word document (.docx) or an Open Text Document (.odt)
IAYO Staff Reference Form
IAYO Staff Declaration Form
Confidential Incident Report Form

Note: If you need a Word document version of any of these files, please contact the office at info@iayo.ie.

For general information on Child Protection and Welfare from external organisations such as Túsla, please see here.