Safeguarding Children

Mandated Persons

Mandated persons are people who have contact with children and/or families and who, because of the qualifications, training and/or employment role, are in a key position to help protect children from harm.

Within a school context, a mandated person is a member of the teaching staff.

Mandated persons have two main legal obligations under Child Safeguarding-A Guide for Policy, Procedure and Practice. These are:

  1. To report to Túsla harm to children that is above a defined threshold; and
  2. If requested, to assist Túsla in assessing a concern which has been the subject of a mandated report.

Reporting: If a person has a Safeguarding concern or wishes to report an allegation of child abuse, contact the Designated Liaison Person at the school Mrs Eileen Kelly or the Gardaí or Túsla on 021 4927000


See also Child Safeguarding Statement 2018