Published 24.02.2022
by Kids’ Own

Our new Child Safeguarding Policy

Over the last year, we have been working hard to update our Child Safeguarding Policy to ensure that it reflects our child-centred ethos. Click here to read our Child Safeguarding Policy

Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership is Ireland’s only dedicated publisher of books by children. Through a range of local, national and international projects, we connect children with professional artists and publish the work that they create.

We provide the following services/activities to children and young people:

  • Arts in Education (long-term engagement, connecting professional artists with children in the classroom);
  • Public and Family Engagement, delivering programmes of book-making and storytelling in collaboration with local and regional partners;
  • We work with children and young people in partnership with library services, schools, local authorities, galleries, early childhood settings and other organisations across Ireland and Northern Ireland.


Kids’ Own Child Safeguarding Procedures Statement

Kids’ Own is committed to a child-centred approach to working with children and young people. We undertake to provide a safe environment and experience, where the welfare of the child/young person is paramount. We will adhere to the recommendations of the following guidelines in the development and implementation of the Kids’ Own Child Safeguarding Policy.


We have implemented procedures covering:

  • Code of behaviour for all staff
  • Reporting and recording suspected or disclosed abuse (see App 1 for categories of abuse), including allegations of misconduct or abuse by staff
  • Confidentiality
  • Recruitment and selection of staff
  • Managing and supervision of staff
  • Involvement of primary carers
  • Complaints and comments
  • Incidents and accidents

This policy will be reviewed on or before 1/01/2024

Designated Liaison Person: Éilís Murphy

Deputy Designated Liaison Person: Emma Kavanagh

Click to read our Child Safeguarding Policy.