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Waterford Children First Act briefings:

Waterford Children First Act briefings:

The Children First Act, 2015 was fully commenced on December 11th, 2017 and gives early years services new legal responsibilities.

This Briefing Session will look at the implications of the Act for early years providers and will include information on developing a Child Safeguarding Statement.

The Session is for everyone involved in early years services but will be if particular interest to you if you are a:

  • Service Manager
  • Chairperson of a board of management
  • Member of a board of management
  • Childminder (registered with Tusla)
  • Designated Liaison Person for Child Protection

The National Early Years Committee has now developed the following documents which will be emailed by WCCC to ALL services following the briefing sessions:

  • 1.       The Child Safeguarding Policy Template for Early Years Services
  • 2.       Draft Child Protection and Welfare Reporting Procedure
  • 3.       Developing a Child Safeguarding Statement: A Guide for Early Years Services in Ireland

IN ADVANCE of the session, it is useful to download and be familiar with the following TUSLA documents:

A Guide for Reporting Child Protection and Welfare Concerns:

http://www.tusla.ie/uploads/content/4214-TUSLA_Guide_to_Reporters_Guide_A4_v3.pdf

Guidance on Developing a Child Safeguarding Statement

http://www.tusla.ie/uploads/content/4214-TUSLA_Guidance_on_Developing_a_CSS_v3.pdf

Dates of sessions:

19th February -The Park Hotel Dungarvan- 5-6.30pm

20th February- WCCC Training Room, Kilmacthomas – 6.30-8pm

(please call/email or FB message to confirm your attendance in advance)

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