The Department of Children and Youth Affairs published the ‘Children First: National Guidance for the protection and Welfare of Children’ document in 2011 and NatureCubsIreland uses the principles of this Document as the core of its Child Protection Policy.
NatureCubsIreland has two separate Garda Vetting approvals; one for independent outdoor activities and another for Heritage in Schools visits.
If a class attendee has a known medical condition, it is the responsibility of that person or a Guardian to know about this condition and to bring necessary medication, know how to administer it, and have the authority to do so. NatureCubsIreland does not administer first aid to class attendees.
We conduct risk assessments where possible. Adults attending Biodiversity Workshops are responsible for conducting themselves in a manner that is safe for themselves and others. Teachers are responsible for the safety of children attending workshops.
NatureCubsIreland staff wear NatureCubsIreland uniforms therefore are identifiable to children and adults alike.
Photos are taken of class activities for marketing purposes only. If parents or care givers do not agree to their children being included in marketing photos they must make this known to the Class leader.
Covid 19 safety precautions are followed by NatureCubsIreland. Group sizes are small and social distancing is adhered to. Participants are to bring their own hand sanitiser and follow general Covid 19 safety precautions. The use of shared tools does not occur unless within family groups. All used tools are completely sanitised after use.