Child protection 

A child protection policy is statement of intent that demonstrates a commitment to safeguard children involved.  It is essential good practice for all organisations working with children to have a Child Protection Policy. The policy may outline training for staff and in engaging artists /facilitators working with them  ask that they undergo Garda Vetting. Download the Arts Council's guidelines for the protection of children and young people in the arts sector.

Garda vetting is a procedure through which An Garda is asked, with a person's written permission, to confirm whether or not the individual has been convicted of a crime. Employers use the procedure to ensure that individuals convicted of abuse or other crimes are not offered positions of responsibility for work with children, young people or vulnerable adults.



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Nazareth Housing Association provides independent living houses for individuals and couples who are 65 and over and on the Sligo County Council housing list.  Nazareth Village is comprised of 48 houses in a garden setting.  The Village was financed as a public-private partnership between Nazareth Housing Association and Sligo County Council with funding from the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.  

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