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 this link: http://www.tusla.ie/children-first/children-first-e-learning-programme
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. Staff from Kerry County Childcare Committee have completed their training and are delivering the updated module to Early Learning & Care & School Age Childcare Providers, 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.
For details of Always Children First workshops in Kerry email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
When you are booking your place please be aware that you are required to forward 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