Children First Training

Mandatory Training

'An Introduction to Children First'

The 'An Introduction to Children First' e-learning programme is mandatory for all HSE staff (permanent, temporary, agency, locum or visiting), students and volunteers, irrespective of role or grade.

This Children First e-learning programme is also mandatory for staff of HSE Funded Agencies.

Staff of HSE Contracted Services are also strongly urged to complete this training.

Click on the appropriate link to access the online Children First training:

 

Click on the appropriate link to access the online Children First training
HSE Staff
HSE Funded Agencies
HSE Contracted Services

Please note: When you have successfully completed the module and passed the assessment you will receive a certificate of completion which you should forward to your line manager. Your certificate will be valid for three years. The module needs to be completed again after your certificate expires.

Staff with Access or Literacy Difficulties

The e-Learning programme should, in the majority of cases, be completed online. However, in recognition of the small number of staff who may be unable to complete the programme online, the HSE Children First National Office has converted the e-Learning programme so that it can be facilitated by nominated staff in a classroom setting. Click here for more information

HSE Children First National Office Training and Resource Strategy

The HSE Children First Training and Resource Strategy sets out the training and resource initiatives that are being, and will be, delivered by the HSE Children First National Office in the period 2021-2023.

Click here to access the HSE Children First National Office Training and Resource Strategy.

HSE Children First Training and Resource Prospectus

The HSE Children First Training and Resource Prospectus naturally progresses through the implementation of the HSE Children First National Office Training and Resource Strategy. The objective is to build a portfolio of the most appropriate training and resource materials available and update this prospectus as new resources are developed by the HSE Children First National Office.

HSE Children First Training and Development Officers (TDOs) deliver a range of Child Safeguarding training and briefings to HSE Staff*. Planned training and briefings will be scheduled and advertised locally across the HSE Community Healthcare Organisations, and to staff of Hospitals and National Services.

Click here to access the HSE Children First Training and Resource Prospectus.

*The HSE Children First National Office is not in a position to deliver training directly to staff of HSE funded or contracted services (except in exceptional cases). Where possible, all HSE Children First resources and training materials will be made available to HSE funded and contracted services. Contact your local HSE Children First Training and Development Officer to enquire about these resources.

Training Resources

Reasonable Grounds for Concern

The following module provides further guidance on what constitutes Reasonable Grounds for Concern  (6 minutes):

This module is currently unavailable.

Reasonable Grounds for Concern Training Image

HSE Child Protection and Welfare Policy

This briefing gives an overview of what is contained in the policy. However, all staff must ensure that they familiarise themselves with the HSE Child Protection and Welfare Policy in full as this briefing is not a substitute for reading the policy.

Guidance for HSE Child Safeguarding Statements and Risk Assessments

The HSE Children First National Office has developed a Guidance for HSE Child Safeguarding Statements and Risk Assessment Workbook for relevant services undertaking child safeguarding risk assessments and developing Child Safeguarding Statements:

Please note: In order to add a logo and signature to the Child Safeguarding Statement Template the file must be downloaded and saved to your device. Opening the file directly from your device should give you the option to add a picture file and type a signature. If you encounter difficulties with editing this template, please contact your local Children First Training and Development Officer.