Children Protection and Welfare

The Children First Act (2015) has been fully commenced. This brings new and additional responsibilities on organisations and staff with regard to child protection and welfare matters. The NCSE has updated its procedures for reporting concerns to comply with these requirements and has also prepared an information guide to accompany the procedures. Both these documents, along with the Tusla reporting form, can be found below.

Procedures for Reporting Child Protection and Welfare Concerns

An Information Guide for Dealing with Child Protection and Welfare Concerns

Tusla Reporting Form

Child Safeguarding Statement

Organisations are required to publish a Child Safeguarding Statement. The NCSE statement can be found here.

Other useful publications

Children First- National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children, 2017

A Guide for the Reporting of Child Protection and Welfare Concerns, 2017

Children First Act (2015)

DES Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017