The HSE has developed a guidance tool to assist organisations to develop and implement standards of good practice in Child Protection and Welfare. It is the responsibility of each organisation to develop their own Policies and Procedures using the guide and in conjunction with all documentation referenced throughout. Organisations should also seek their own legal advice in relation to their child protection policies and procedures.
Where HSE funding arrangements are in place or are about to be approved, a Child Protection & Welfare Policy that is consistent with Children First 2011 must be in place.
Key statementChildren First in Disability Services - A Guide to Policy Formation and Implementation.pdf (size 468.1 KB)