Child Protection – Child Safeguarding Training

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 is a new training programme and has been updated to reflect the changes in the revised Children First: National Guidance and the Children First Act 2015. This Foundation Training is a standardised programme for all staff involved in direct work with children and families. All Designated Liaison Persons (DLP) and Deputy Designated Liaison Persons (DDLP) will be prioritised for this training.   There will be no refresher training available in 2019.

Please note: The E-Learning programme “Introduction to Children First” must be completed prior to attending this training. You will be required to forward a copy of your E-Learning completion certificate to complete your booking for this training. E-Learning available here:

Children First E-Learning Programme

This is a Child & Family Agency accredited module that has been developed for the early years’ sector.  Certification is valid for three years.

See below for the next available dates for the new Safeguarding training in 2019;

19th October, 10am – 4pm Arklow Bay Hotel (fully booked)

There is a nominal charge of €10 per person (to cover refreshments).  Places are limited to two per service and only available to persons working in Childcare in County Wicklow.

To book a place please complete our online booking form and we will send you a link to our Eventbrite page to purchase your tickets.


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