HSE Funded Agencies

This section provides information for HSE funded agencies on compliance with Children First.  A Children First Implementation and Compliance Self-Assessment Checklist is available for funded agencies as a support in assessing and monitoring their own compliance with Children First.

HSE Funded Agencies

Information (PDF, 1,061 KB, 1 page) for HSE Funded Agencies on the Implementation of and Compliance with Children First National Guidance 2017 and the Children First Act 2015.

The section for Mandated Persons has information on who they are and their legal obligations.

Compliance Checklist HSE Funded Agencies

The Self-Audit Checklist is designed to support HSE and HSE Funded and Contracted Services to provide assurance that their Children First obligations are being met.

The checklist is a self-audit tool and should be completed by the Responsible Manager in the service who is responsible for compliance with Children First. 

Children First Implementation and Compliance Self-Audit Checklist (Microsoft Word, 86 KB, 18 pages)

Section 38 & Section 39 Non-Acute/Community Service Arrangement Children First Compliance Finalised Changes 2019

Below is a an information presentation prepared by the HSE Children First National Office July 2019 providing an outline of the finalised changes to Section 38 & Section 39 Non-Acute/Community Service Arrangement generic Schedules regarding Children First compliance requirements under the Children First Act (2015) and the National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2017). This applies to all Service Providers providing Health & Personal Social Services on behalf of the HSE to adults and children.

Find your local Children First Training and Development Officer contact details

Presentation Topics:

  • What is Children First?
  • What does it require of Service Provider staff and service
  • What are the consequences of non-compliance?
  • Finalised Children First changes in Service Arrangements 2019
  • Support available from the HSE Children First National Office

Information Presentation - Section 38/39 Generic SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS 2019 (PDF, 1,027 KB, 20 pages)