Children First

It is everyone’s responsibility to protect children and young people and to do our best to keep them safe. Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children sets out the steps which should be taken to ensure that the child or young person is protected from harm.



National Child Safeguarding Programme, Early Learning and Care website provides up to date specific information for ELC/SAC educators. There is an area which parents to be signposted to for information such as Domestic Violence, Meitheal and supports available.  



Tusla have a Children First section on their website, which covers areas such as reporting a concern, child safeguarding statements and e-learning programmes. 

You should always inform Tusla when you have reasonable grounds for concern that a child may have been, is being, or is at risk of being abused or neglected. If you ignore what may be symptoms of abuse, it could result in ongoing harm to the child. For more information, please click the link below: 

https://www.tusla.ie/children-first/individuals-working-with-children-and-young-people/how-do-i-report-a-concern-about-a-child/

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