Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy

Child and Vulnerable Adults’ Protection and Welfare Policy Statement

We, the Irish Film Institute, are committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults who are participating in events run by or on behalf of IFI. Our aim is to create a safe, creative and enjoyable environment where children and vulnerable adults of all abilities can engage with the artform of film and where their protection and welfare is paramount. To realise this aim, we will adhere to the recommendations of Children First: National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children, published by the Department of Health and Children and operate with reference to the National Policy for the Protection of Vulnerable Adults (HSE 2008) . We operate a code of good practice for all our staff , sub-contractors, interns and volunteers working with children and vulnerable adults at IFI or at IFI events and have implemented procedures to cover the following:

  • Reporting of suspected or disclosed abuse (see Appendix 1 for categories of abuse)
  • Confidentiality
  • Recruitment and selecting staff, interns and volunteers
  • Managing and supervising staff, interns and volunteers
  • Involvement of primary carers
  • Allegations of misconduct or abuse by staff
  • Complaints and comments
  • Incidents and accidents

Our Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection policy, procedures and practice will be reviewed on a regular basis.

You can find full details of our Child Safeguarding Statement here.

The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland