The Child Protection Programme is based in the National Youth Council of Ireland and is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
Our approach to this work includes:
- Building the capacity of youth organisations to safeguard and protect their children and young people.
- Developing and delivering child protection trainings to staff and volunteers at all levels of responsibility in a youth work organisation.
- Providing access for small youth work organisations to the Garda Vetting Unit through membership of the Youth Work Garda Vetting Consortium.
- Advocating on behalf of the youth work sector for measures which safeguard and protect children and young people .
Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children, 2011, states clearly that:
“All organisations involved with children have an obligation to provide them with the highest possible standard of care in order to promote their well being and safeguard them from abuse”. - CF 4.7.1
The Child Protection Programme Team
National Child Protection Manager: Olive Ring (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Garda Vetting Administrator : Geraldine Mahon (email@example.com)
NUIM Certificate in Child Protection and Welfare
Offered by the Dept. of Applied Social Studies NUI Maynooth in partnership with the
National Youth Council of Ireland
Child Protection Programme
This course is designed to develop capacity within the youth sector (and other related sectors) to respond effectively to the myriad child protection and welfare concerns which present throughout the country in youth organisations and other related services.