Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.leitrimartschool.ie.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Child Protection Policy

Information on our Child Protection Policy for Parents/Guardians

  • Here at Leitrim School of Art we are committed to providing a safe environment for children and young people. Children’s welfare and safety is our top priority. We comply with Children First: National Guidelines for Child Protection and Welfare. To help us achieve this, we have a Child Protection Policy and Procedures which guide our work. Copies of our Child Protection Policy are available from Denise Corbett our Designated Person for Child Protection.
  • Parents/guardians are children’s primary carers. We work in partnership with parents/guardians to ensure children’s safety and enjoyment of the activities we offer. We ask you to take some time to read our guidelines and programme information. If you have any questions or concerns you can talk to Denise Corbett, our Designated Person for Child Protection.

Here are some questions you might want to ask:

What is a child protection policy?
A child protection policy is a statement of the organisation’s commitment to keep children and young people safe and to report any concerns about
their welfare. The policy will contain procedures for how this is done in the organisation.

These will usually include:

  • A code of behaviour for staff.
  • A safe recruitment policy.
  • A Designated Person who deals with child protection issues.
  • Procedures for reporting concerns to the HSE.
  • Procedures for dealing with allegations against staff or volunteers.
  • A confidentiality policy.
  • A complaints policy.
  • An accidents and incidents reporting policy.

What should I expect from an activity or group my child takes part in?

  • You can expect your child’s safety and welfare to be the top priority.
  • You will be informed about and asked to give your consent for all activities your child is involved in.
  • You will be asked for some personal information, such as contact details and any health information which is relevant for your child.
  • You can expect that staff or volunteers are carefully selected and suitable to work with children and young people.

What does confidentiality mean?

  •  Confidentiality means that information in relation to you or your children will only be shared with people who ‘need to know’.
  • Personal information about your family will be treated with respect and records will be securely stored.

Who does the organisation report to, if they have a child protection concern about a child or young person?

  •  If we have a child protection concern about a child we are obliged to report it to a Duty Social Worker in the Health Service Executive (HSE), or in an emergency, to An Garda Síochána.
  • Reckless endangerment of children is a criminal offence under Irish law which could result in criminal prosecution and imprisonment for failure to comply with the relevant provisions of the appropriate legislation.

What information will be passed on?

  • We will pass on the child’s name, address and age, your name and address and will say what the reason for concern is.
  • We will also include the name of the person making the report.
  • Anyone making a report of suspected child abuse, provided they act ‘reasonably and in good faith’ will have immunity from civil liability (Protection for Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act, 1998).

Do I have a right to see information about me or my child?

  • Yes. You have a right to see any records that are kept about you or your children.

Is there a code of behaviour for staff, children and young people, volunteers, parents?

  • Yes. A code of behaviour for staff, including volunteers, is part of our child protection policy.
  • We have a code of behaviour for children and young people.
  • We have an anti-bullying policy.
  • We also ask parents/guardians to comply with certain measures to ensure their children’s safety (see below).

Who can I talk to if I have a concern about a child?

  • If you have a concern about a child or young person, you can talk to Denise Corbett our Designated Person. She will listen to your concern
    and explain our Child Protection Policy to you.
  • Alternatively, you can contact a Duty Social worker in the HSE directly Social Work Services, Sligo, Leitrim, and West Cavan (071) 915 5136.

Is there a complaints policy? Who can I talk to if I have a complaint?

  • Yes, we have a complaints policy.
  • If you have a complaint you can talk or write to Denise Corbett 087 204 5577 We will respond to your complaint within 24 hours.

Does the organisation have a health and safety policy?

  • Yes. All organisations are required by law to have a safety statement and a health and safety policy.

Are staff vetted by the Gardaí and are references checked for all staff and volunteers?

  • References are checked for all staff and volunteers.
  • Where Garda Vetting is available it will be obtained.
  • All staff and volunteers are asked to sign a declaration stating that they are suitable to work with children and young people and that they will abide by the organisation’s child protection policy.

Does the organisation have a policy for dealing with allegations against staff or volunteers?

  • Yes. Procedures for dealing with allegations against staff or volunteers are part of the child protection policy.

Can I come and visit or stay and watch the activities if I want to?

  • Yes. You are always welcome to visit.

Parents Co-operation

In order to help ensure children and young people’s safety and welfare we ask parents to:

  • Bring and collect children on time for the activities. Staff at Leitrim School of Art are not responsible for children outside of programme hours.
  • Give us any relevant information (e.g. health, ability, emergency contact).
  • Follow directions of staff (facilitators/leaders) when requested.
  • Complete and sign registration and consent forms for programmes as requested.