Further Training Opportunities

Child Protection

Statutory obligations of relevant services:
The Children First Act 2015 places specific obligations on organisations which provide services to children and young people, including the requirement to:

  • Keep children safe from harm while they are using the service
  • Carry out a risk assessment to identify whether a child or young person could be harmed while availing of the service
  • Develop a Child Safeguarding Statement that outlines the policies and procedures which are in place to manage the risks that have been identified
  • Appoint a relevant person to be the first point of contact in respect of the organisation’s Child Safeguarding Statement.

Tusla provides child protection training for organisations that work with children and young people. Their website has lots of useful information about child protection and what your organisation needs to do to protect itself, its volunteers and the children and young people it works with. They now have a basic course available online at TUSLA CHILDREN FIRST E-LEARNING

For details of upcoming child protection training in Co. Monaghan please contact

Ms Deirdre Horan Martin

Children First Information and Advice Officer,

Child and Family Agency,
Castlebalney Wellbeing Centre
Bree, Castleblaney,
Co Monaghan

Phone: ((042) 9795623
Mobile: 087 9672724


Volunteer Ireland

Volunteer Ireland provides a range of training and also lists training provided by Volunteer CentreS across Ireland on its training calendar. VOLUNTEER IRELAND TRAINING


Equality and Diversity

Please find below a link to free online training on equality and diversity form the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.