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 […]

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 […]

CCS Resettlement, Relocation & Transition (for Homeless Families) Programmes

CCS Resettlement, Relocation & Transition (for homeless families) Programmes. As of January 2017, CCS Resettlement and Relocation has now expanded to include measures to assist families experiencing homelessness alongside assisting refugee families. The objective of the programme, now called CCS Resettlement, Relocation and Transition, is to provide childcare services to refugee families and also families who […]

Expansion of CETS to include Parents who attend Secondary School

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has directed the expansion of criteria for the Childcare Education and Training Support programme (CETS) from the 27th of March 2017 to include parents attending secondary school. This change means that parents attending secondary school are now entitled to receive childcare funding under the CETS Programme. Participants on […]