Children First Updates - 24th November 17


Children First Updates

24th November 17 

Mandated Reporting starts on December 11th 2017.  Tusla and National Children First Early Years Committee are working to update the materials and resources with the new requirements. 

5 Steps to Prepare for Mandatory Reporting 

In the meantime, please see below document 5 Steps to Prepare for Mandatory Reporting to prepare for new legal requirements for the Early Years sector:

5 Steps to Prepare for Mandatory Reporting


Children First Child Protection Training: The e-learning module is an introductory course on child protection and includes information on mandated reporting.

The video can be found here: 

The E-learning course can be accessed through either of these links: or

Please note this introductory course does not replace the Children First Foundation Level Training.  

The early years’ services will continue to be offered child protection training through the Childcare Committees - Children First will be updated and training delivery will resume in March, 2018.

If you have any queries in relation to this training and requirements, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team on 01 8733696 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.







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