Children First is National Guidance that promotes the protection of children from abuse and neglect. It states what organisations need to do to keep children safe, and what different bodies and the general public should do if they are concerned about a child’s safety and welfare.
Child protection and welfare training for the early years sector in Wicklow is delivered by Wicklow County Childcare Committee. The role that early years practitioners have in the lives of children and their families means that they are uniquely placed to recognise when there are concerns about the safety, welfare or well-being of a child. Early years practitioners and services also have a responsibility for safeguarding the children in their care through their policies, procedures and practice.
This updated one-day accredited training course
This is a Child & Family Agency accredited module that has been developed for the early years’ sector. Certification is valid for three years.
At present the updated national Refresher module is in development and will be not be available for delivery until 2019. In the meantime we wish to advice people who wish to refresh their training that:
The next available dates for the Foundation training will be in 2019, dates TBA
The training is FREE and places are limited to two per service and only available to persons working in Childcare in county Wicklow.