(051) 295045

Garda Vetting Reminder: 

Garda Vetting for board members – Garda vetting required and 2 references for each board member. Garda Vetting for any new staff member processed after 29th April and not yet returned, the staff member in question is to be removed from the service as of 1st July until their Garda Vetting has been confirmed.

Please check www.tusla.ie for updates


Child Protection and Welfare Training- Foundation Level

The Child Protection Certification is valid for 3 years. All staff in the service should complete the training.
If you would like a place on any of the courses, please contact the office for a training application form and only Return of the form will secure the place.

Child Protection and Welfare Training Autumn  2017 Schedule:

Child Protection and Welfare training for all practitioners (Always Children First Foundation training) will continue this autumn. This is a 6 hour training after which you are certified for 3 years.

Please request a training form from the office on 051 295045 to book your place. If you have completed Child Protection training with WCCC since 2014, you will be contacted directly regarding dates for refresher training.  Please refer to the training calendar




Child Protection and Welfare Policy- National Template:

If you are refreshing your Child Protection and Welfare policy, there is a National template which will help with this task. We support you to complete this on a one to one basis or in small groups. If you are interested in this, please contact Deirdre on 051 295045

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

This Resource is intended to support early years services to develop their own Child Protection and Welfare Policy. The resource is designed to be tailored to the management structure, number of employees, age of children in the service and other policies and procedures in operation in the service.
This Document is intended as a guide only and does not take the place of legal or other advice.
The information is correct as of the publication date. It remains the responsibility of the service to ensure that their Child Protection and Welfare Policy complies with all the relevant requirement.

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


If you would like any support in developing your Child Protection and Welfare policy, please don’t hesitate to contact Deirdre in the office on 051 295045/ dlindy@cccw.ie