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General Resources for Child Protection and Safeguarding:

NYCI’s Child Protection Programme Resources for the Youth Work Sector:

Working Safely in a Youth Club is designed to offer guidance to youth leaders on how to provide a safe environment for their young people.

As youth groups are required to have in place child protection policies and procedures, which are fully implemented, this resource assists those working with young people to consider how to develop their safeguarding approach to their work.

cover page of Working Safely in a Youth Club
Download:  NYCI-Working-Safely-in-a-Youth-Club (PDF)


NYCI Garda Vetting Guide

This guide has been compiled by the NYCI Child Protection Programme for youth work organisations, clubs and projects, and specifically those tasked with ensuring that all staff and volunteers are recruited safely. It explains how the Garda vetting process works and it outlines the responsibilities of organisations.

NYCI Policy Toolkit:

Protecting our Children and Young People is an NYCI Toolkit for Youth Work Organisations to Design, Review and Evaluate their Child Protection Policy:


Protecting our Children and Young People


The NYCI National Youth Health Programme works in partnership to provide a broad based, flexible health promotion, support and training service to youth organisations and works to ensure that young persons' health is on the policy agenda.

Child and Family Agency:

Department of Children and Youth Affairs