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Child Safeguarding Statement

for Childhood Development Initiative

The Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) works to improve outcomes for children, families and communities in Tallaght and throughout Ireland.

CDI is committed to keeping children safe from harm.

CDI designs, delivers and evaluates a suite of programmes across a spectrum of local needs including language, literacy, health, early years, conflict management and community safety. 

We aim to create a safe and healthy environment for the children and young people with whom we work and are always committed to ensuring their safety and welfare.

CDI is fully committed to safeguarding the well-being of all the children and young people with whom we work.  Our Guiding Principles and Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures are in accordance with Children First: National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2017.   CDI is committed to promoting the rights of the child including the inclusion of children and young people in matters that affect them. Our priority is to ensure the welfare and safety of every child and young person who accesses our services. We are committed to upholding the rights of every child and young person, who attends our services, including the right to be kept safe and protected from harm, listened to and heard.

Our Child Protection Policy and Procedure can be viewed here.