Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

Children First E-Learning Programme

Tusla has worked with the DCYA and HSE to developed a universal e-learning training programme called ‘Introduction  to Children First’. The programme has been written to support people of all backgrounds and experience in recognising concerns about children and reporting such concerns if they arise.
The programme is based on Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children and the Children First Act 2015.
The programme takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete but it can be done in a number of sittings. The programme will allow you to log back in and resume where you left off. It covers topics including: 
  • Recognising and reporting child abuse;
  • The role of mandated persons;
  • The responsibilities of organisations working with children to safeguard children;
  • The role of designated liaison persons.

You will need to create an account using an email address to log in and complete the progamme. This allows you to complete the training gradually over time. When you have completed the programme, you will receive a certificate of completion directly to your email address. 

Introduction to Children First E-Learning Programme

Access to Children First E-Learning Programme

Currently a very large number of people are trying to access the Children First e-learning programme. As a result, the system is experiencing technical difficulties. If you experience difficulty, we suggest that you try the system a little later. In the meantime there are number of useful informative documents about Children First available here

We apologise for this inconvenience and are actively working to resolve the issue.

You can contact us at either 01 771 8677 or 057 931 5838 if you have any queries.

If you are a school that has a query about arrangements for taking this training you can contact the Department of Education on 090 648 4221

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