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Ballyhenry Primary School, Newtownabbey

Safeguarding and Child Protection

In Ballyhenry Primary School, all staff are conscious of their responsibilities following the four C's

  • Care
  • Concern
  • Communication
  • Confidentiality

All school staff have a legal 'Duty of Care' to listen to / report any Concerns that they may have and to Communicate these to the appropriate personnel, keeping the details Confidential.

The Child Protection Team in school is:

Designated Teacher for Child Protection       Mrs Knocker
Deputy Designated Teacher      Miss Collins
Deputy Designated Teacher       Mr Adair
Board of Governors' Chairperson Mr Winter
Designated Governors Mrs Thompson MBE/Mr Winter
Principal  Mrs Knocker

If you have any concerns regarding your own or another child please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the Child Protection Team.

The safeguarding and child protection policies can be found under "policies".


"Governments must do all they can to ensure that children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and bad treatment by their parents or anyone else who looks after them."                 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child--Article 19