Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

Guidelines on Codes of Behaviour

The guidance document - Developing a Code of Behaviour: Guidelines for Schools - provides detailed advice for schools in relation to developing a school code of behaviour which will make a positive contribution to teaching and learning in schools.

In accordance with Section 23 (3) of the Education (Welfare) Act 2000, the guidelines were developed through an inclusive process involving people from a variety of backgrounds including teaching, child psychology, educational welfare, the law, as well as parents and young people.

Most schools already have a code of behaviour, and the Guidelines do not expect schools to prepare a new code. An audit of the existing code is the starting point for every school that already has a code of behaviour. An Audit checklist has been developed to assist schools in carrying out the audit.

If you have any questions with regards to the Developing a Code of Behaviour: Guidelines for Schools, you can write to us at:

Guidelines for Developing School Codes of Behaviour,
Educational Welfare Services,
Child and Family Agency,
Floors 2-5,
Brunel Building,
Heuston South Quarter,
Dublin 8.

Or alternatively you can contact us by phone at 1890 36 36 66

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