Tip of the Week- Importance of Safeguarding in Early Years & School Age Settings

Under the Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children, all organisations with staff or volunteers who have regular contact with families or children have an obligation to safeguard children.

Safeguarding involves not only reporting child safety or welfare issues but also considering how you may enhance the child’s life and help them reach their full potential

Management is responsible for training personnel and volunteers on how to identify the signs of abuse, safeguard children, and follow procedures.

The goal of child safeguarding training is:

  • To offer guidance on recognising child abuse and responding correctly to concerns about child welfare.
  • Understanding that collaboration is crucial for safeguarding children and young people.
  • Importance of having effective child safeguarding policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Details on your service’s guiding principles and child safety protocols.

Have all your employees completed Child Safeguarding Training? This is to be renewed every three years.

At Canavan Byrne we have developed an e-learning training that explores a number of scenarios in child safeguarding in early years and school age care settings. The course defines and outlines features of abuse, explains types of abuse, outlines statutory obligations of services and explores the reporting process.

The content is presented in video format and text files to support various learning styles.

This e-learning course presents practical child safeguarding scenarios to complement TUSLA’s course. To ensure compliance with that requirement, practitioners and managers must complete TUSLA’s course. It is available here:


You can book the e-learning training on the following link:


We also schedule Child Safeguarding Webinars which you can enquiry here: https://www.canavanbyrne.ie/training/detail/child-safeguarding-training  

If you would like more information about our services
 or if we can help you with any questions or queries,
please call us at:
(+353) 1-623-5908 or email us at eys@canavanbyrne.ie.

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