Always Children First – Child Protection Training

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

  • looks at what constitutes child abuse, roles and responsibilities in reporting child protection and welfare concerns, child protection policy and safe work practices and
  • incorporates the updates from the Children First Act 2015 regarding Mandated Persons and developing a Safeguarding Statement.

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 Foundation training in 2019;

9th March, 10am – 4pm, Education Centre, Blessington

17th April, 10am – 4pm,  Glenview Hotel, Glen-o-the-Downs

12th August, 10am – 4pm, Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh

19th October, 10am – 4pm Arklow Bay Hotel

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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