Resources for Teachers

Poetry Ireland’s Child Protection Policy

Poetry Ireland is committed to a child-centred approach to our work with children and young people. We undertake to provide a safe environment and experience, where the welfare of the child/young person is paramount.

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DÓCHAS Code of Conduct

In 2007, Dóchas members adopted a Code of Conduct on Images and Messages. The Code offers a set of guidelines to assist organisations in their decision-making about which images and messages to choose in their communication while maintaining full respect for human dignity. By signing the Code, Development NGOs commit to a set of principles, ensuring that they will avoid stereotypical or sensational images. The adoption of the Code means that aid agencies will choose images and messages that represent the full complexity of the situations in which they work, and that they will seek the permission of the people portrayed in the photos they use. Poetry Ireland and its partners follow this code during the course of their development education work. 

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