Always Children First

E-Learning : Introduction to Children First:   Everyone in the sector including all owners, boards of management and early years staff are being asked to complete this online course which provides introductory information on child protection and mandated reporting.  The E-learning course can be accessed through either of these links :  http://www.tusla.ie/children-first/children-first-e-learning-programme or http://childrenfirstuniversal.hseland.ie/

 

Always Children First Child Protection Training:   As you are aware, the full Enactment of the Children First Act (2015) has resulted in significant changes for those employed in the Early Years Sector.  With a legal responsibility for organisations to have a Child Safeguarding Statement in place and the identification of those employed in Early Years Services as Mandated Persons, the Always Children First Foundation Module has been updated to reflect these and other important changes.  Trainers from Kerry County Childcare Committee have completed their training and are now ready to roll out the updated module to Early Years Providers and in particular, to Designated Liaison Persons (DLP) and Deputy Designated Liaison Persons (DDLP).

A prerequisite of attending this training is that participants have completed the Tusla E Learning Children First Programme and Kerry CCC will ask that participants send a copy of their cert to us prior to attending the training.

 

Spring Workshop Dates:

Saturday 23rd February 2019, 9.30-5.00pm, in Kerry County Childcare Committee Offices.  To book your pace on this date please email catherine@kerrycountychildcare.com

Saturday 2nd March 2019, 9.30-5.00pm, in Kerry County Childcare Committee Offices.  To book your pace on this date please email denise@kerrycountychildcare.com

Saturday 9th March 2019, 9.30-5.00pm, in Kerry County Childcare Committee Offices.  To book your pace on this date please email kathryn@kerrycountychildcare.com

When you are booking your place please attach a copy of your certificate for the completed Tusla E Learning Children First Programme which can be accessed at https://www.tusla.ie/children-first/children-first-e-learning-programme/

 

Children First National Guidance 2017

Below are 3 support documents developed for the Early Years when Developing a Child Safeguarding Statement. 

Developing a Child Safeguarding Statement – A Guide for Early Years Services in Ireland Feb 2018

Child Safeguarding Statement Template for Early Years Feb 2018

Responding to and Reporting a Child Protection or Welfare Concern Draft Policy for Early Years Services Feb 2018

 

Below is a useful resource for Developing a Child Protection & Welfare Policy

Developing a Child Protection & Welfare Policy: A Resource for Early Years Settings

Ráiteas um Chumhdach Leanaí á Fhorbairt

 

Children First Act 2015 – Questions and Answers for Early Years Services