Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

Children First E-Learning Programme

Tusla has worked with the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and the HSE to develop a universal e-learning 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. Once you have created your account, launch 'An Introduction to Children First'.  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

Email support@hseland.ie for matters relating to accessing accounts or certification issues. 

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