Child Safeguarding Statement – Resource Documents

Dear Early Years Provider, We are delighted to make available 3 support documents that have been developed for early years services on developing a Child Safeguarding Statement  The resources are: Child Safeguarding Statement Template for EarlyYears Feb 2018 Draft Child Protection and Welfare Reporting Procedure Developing a Child Safeguarding Statement: A Guide for Early Years Services […]

Mandated Reporting Starting 11th December 2017

As you know Mandated Reporting starts on December 11th, 2017. In advance of these new legal requirements here are some resources that may be of use to you and your staff: ‘5 Steps to Prepare for Mandated Reporting’ – This is a handy 5 step guide that you can follow to ensure all staff are aware […]

Launch of Early Years Sector Profile Report

Minister Katherine Zappone has launched the Early Years Sector Profile Report 2016/2017. Link to Full Report here, which is developed and published by Pobal for the Department of Children and Youth Affairs annually. Pobal would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for taking the time to complete and submit the survey. It provides a […]

Call for Evidence to Inform an Independent Review of the Cost of Providing Quality Childcare

Parents, childcare providers and others with an interest in childcare are being urged to submit evidence to inform the first stage of the Independent Review of Costs of Providing Quality Childcare. DCYA have announced the first part of the Independent Review of the cost of providing quality childcare: a call for evidence, which will inform […]

Important Information for Early Years Services re the Children First Act, 2015

Early Years Child Protection Programme Important Information for Early Years Services Commencement of Remaining Provisions of the Children First Act 2015 Children First Act, 2015 – Commencement of Remaining Provisions On 2nd October 2017 Minister Katherine Zappone T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, announced that the remaining provisions of the Children First Act, 2015 will […]