Children

Children First – HSE Social Care Division Children First Oversight Committee

Mr. Liam Keogh, Daughters of Charity Services, and Ms. Jillian Sexton represent the National Federation on the HSE Social Care Children First Implementation Group and provide a link / feedback between the work of this Group and the National Federation’s Safeguarding Group. 

Children First – Tusla launch Support Documents.

Children First was formally launched by Minister Zappone on Monday, 2nd October, 2017, and she confirmed that the commencement of the final components of the Act will take place on 11th December, within 3 months from that date March, to reach full compliance.

Tusla has now launched a series of information documents to support the launch of the revised Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children and the commencement of remaining sections of the Children First Act 2015.

The documents launched by Tusla include the following:

A Guide for the Reporting of Child Protection and Welfare Concerns
Best Practice Principles for Organisations in Developing Children First Training Programmes
Guidance on Developing a Child Safeguarding Statement

These support documents can be accessed via the following link: http://www.tusla.ie/children-first/support-documents  

Tusla launches new Child Protection and Welfare Strategy

Tusla – Child and Family Agency today launched its new Child Protection and Welfare Strategy for 2017-2022. The Strategy is a central part of Tusla’s on-going programme of transformation and includes a new national approach to practice, the Signs of Safety, which will ensure that all staff will engage with children and families using one consistent approach. 

Tusla launches new online portal for reporting child protection and welfare concerns

To support efficient, safe and secure making of reports of child protection and welfare Concerns, Tusla (The Child and Family Agency) has launched an online web Portal (https://portal.tusla.ie/) for making reports of concern. This new portal currently allows Mandated Persons to register and report a concern online. 

How to use the Tusla Portal

If, as a MANDATED PERSON, you have a CONCERN in relation to a child OUT OF HOURS, please contact 0818776315

- HSE Children First National Office
Website - HSE.ie/ChildrenFirst

 

Other useful links: 

Link to HSE Children first website 

Link to HSE Children First Information and Advice Officers.

Link to Tusla website

 

 

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