Child Protection Training



 We have 3 types of Child Protection available

Foundation Level Child Protection and Awareness Training (Full Day) - Available to any staff member who have never attended Child Protection training before or if they attended prior to 2014.

Implementing your Child Protection Policy (and Procedures) - Available to owners, managers and Designated Liaison Person (DLP) who are responsible for writing the Child Protection Policy in your service. You need to have completed the Foundation Level Child Protection and Awareness Training (Full Day) within the last 3 years to apply for this course

Child Protection Refresher Training - For staff members who have completed the Foundation Level Child Protection and Awareness Training (Full Day) between Nov. 2012 and Jan. 2015 (i.e. if it is more than 3 years since you trained with us)

 Update on Child Protection Training (November 2017)

As the Early Years Child Protection Programme prepares for full commencement of the Children First Act, 2015 on Dec 11th , South Dublin CCC have been advised to hold off on Child Protection training delivery from November 11th, 2017 – January 11th, 2018.  This applies to the Foundation level, the Refresher training and the Child Protection & Welfare Policy Implementation workshops.


Once we have received updated materials and guidance from  National Early Years Children First Coordinator we will recommence these training workshops.


In the meantime we would recommend that you read the new guidance and support documents as they are very helpful in understanding the new requirements around mandated persons and safety statements. These are available from the below link to the Tusla website:


Introduction to Children First’ E-learning Programme">


Tusla has developed a universal e-learning training programme called ‘Introduction to Children First’. The programme has been written to support people of all backgrounds and experience in recognising concerns about children and reporting such concerns if they arise. This Introduction does not replace the certified Children First training. 

The programme is based on Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children and the Children First Act 2015.

The programme takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete but it can be done in a number of sittings. It covers topics including

  • Recognising and reporting child abuse
    The role of mandated persons
    The responsibilities of organisations working with children to safeguard children
    The role of designated liaison persons



Child Protection Training Available 

Type of Child Protection Course Course Code Date Time Venue Booking Form



Please email your booking form to 

or you can post it to : South Dublin Childcare, Room 6, Clondalkin Civic Offices, 9th Lock Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22