What is required from Organisations and Individuals working with children and young people.
Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children  provides the national guidance for the protection and welfare of children in Ireland.
The guidance is the roadmap to help parents, professionals, organisations and the general public to identify and report child abuse and welfare concerns.
A Children First Presentation has been developed to provide an overview of key elements of Children First and organisational roles and responsibilities for safeguarding the children in their care.
Society has a duty of care towards children and everyone should be alert to the possibility that children with whom they are in contact may be being abused or be at risk of abuse. You can find out more general information in respect of Children First here or you can examine Children First from your perspective by clicking on an option below.