Children First National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children, July 2011
The information was last updated in 2013 and may not accurately represent the present situation. It makes a reference to the United Kingdom as a member of the European Union and was published before the UK's withdrawal from the European Union on the 31 January 2020.
A National Guidance document that promotes the protection of children from abuse and neglect. It states what organisations need to do to keep children safe, and what different bodies, and the general public should do if they are concerned about a child’s safety and welfare. The Guidance sets out specific protocols for Health Service Executive social workers, Gardai (police) and other front line staff in dealing with suspected abuse and neglect.
Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Department of Children and Youth Affairs, http://www.dcya.gov.ie/documents/child_welfare_protection/ChildrenFirst.pdf