Child Protection Training


Child Protection Training Available 

Type of Child Protection Course Course Code               Date           Time          Venue      Booking Form
 Child Protection & Welfare Training
(Foundation Level)
 CP193  8th & 15th July 2019  1.30pm to 5.00pm Louis Fitzgerald Hotel


In order to apply for the above Child Protection Training on 8th & 15th July 2019 you will need to email your E Learning Certificate (details on how to achieve this certificate below) to .  We will then email you a booking form with details how to pay the €15 per person fee and as soon as fee is confirmed paid we will email you to say your place on the course is booked. 

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



 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)


The following guidance and support documents from Tusla should be useful to you while you are waiting on a place on our Child Protection and Welfare Training 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