In accordance with the Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children and the Children First Act 2015, school staff that work with minors in a significant capacity due to their role within an organisation must complete the level one training programme.
MEI members can participate in Children First Child Protection training days delivered by Barnardos. There are two levels of training; Level 1 for all staff dealing with minors and Level 2, which is required for Designated Liason Persons (DLP).
Level 1 Course Overview and Outcomes
€70 per person
Level 2 Course Overview and Outcomes
€80 per person
Please see the registration form below for upcoming training days with Barnardos.
You must complete the Level 1 course before participating in the Level 2 DLP training. Persons that do not intend to progress to Level 2 DLP training with Barnardos could alternatively opt for the free training programme through TUSLA.
Tusla: Free online Children First E-Learning Programme
The programme is based on Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children and the Children First Act 2015.
This online resource is free of charge. At the end of the online session, applicants can print off the certification of completion. This e-learning tool covers all staff working with minors in a work setting.
Link for the Tusla e-learning programme: https://www.tusla.ie/children-first/children-first-e-learning-programme/
Registration for Barnardos Children First Child Protection Training
Registration will only be fully confirmed once payment is received.
The courses will take place via Zoom. Class Times 10am-5pm
Level 1: New Date TBC
Level 2 (DLP): New Date TBC