Child Protection: Understanding the Children First Bill 2014
This one day course on the Introduction to the Child Protection Bill is for anyone working with children. The aim is to give you an understanding of key aspects of the Bill.
The policy objective of the Bill is to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect; to provide for mandatory reporting by key professionals; to improve child protection arrangements in organisations providing services to children, and to provide for inter-agency working and information-sharing in relation to assessments by the Agency. The policy intent is that the legislation will operate side-by-side with the existing non-statutory obligations provided for in Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2011).
Organisations providing services to children and young people will now be required to undertake an assessment of any risks to a child while the child is availing of its services, and use this as the basis for developing a Child Safeguarding Statement. The purpose of the Statement is to identify how the organisation will manage any risks identified in the risk assessment. The Safeguarding Statement will also outline how staff/volunteers will be provided with information to identify abuse which children may experience outside the organisation, and what they should do with any concerns about child safety.
Who should apply?
Anyone who is working with or caring for children on a professional or private basis.
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Paediatric First Aid
Understanding HIQA & Statutory Guidelines: Children & Young People
Understanding the Rights of the Child: Child & Family Relationships Bill
Early Childhood Care & Education QQI Major Award Level 6
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