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Children First Act (2015) – Children First Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children

Posted by Administrator on October 18, 2017

For those of you in Ireland Tusla have developed a Children First e-Learning Programme.  Please note this is an introduction to Children First and is not tailored specifically to Early Years Professionals but is suitable for everyone.  Contact your local Childcare Committee if you are an Early Years Professional and want to participate in Children First Training.

The following is taken directly from the Tusla website.

Children First E-Learning Programme
Tusla has developed a universal e-learning training programme called ‘Introduction to Children First’. The programme has been written to support people of all backgrounds and experience in recognising concerns about children and reporting such concerns if they arise.

The programme is based on Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children and the Children First Act 2015.

The programme takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete but it can be done in a number of sittings. The programme will allow you to log back in and resume where you left off. It covers topics including:

•  Recognising and reporting child abuse;
•  The role of mandated persons;
•  The responsibilities of organisations working with children to safeguard children;
•  The role of designated liaison persons.

You will need to create an account using an email address to log in and complete the progamme. This allows you to complete the training gradually over time. When you have completed the programme, you will receive a certificate of completion directly to your email address.

Details of the programme can be found here



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