Child Protection Resources

Barnardos runs frequent training courses on child protection. Subscribe to our training events enewsletter to be notified when training is taking place.

Children First Elearning Programme

Tusla has worked with the DCYA and HSE to develop a universal elearning training programme called ‘Introduction to Children First’. The programme has been written to support people of all backgrounds and experience in recognising concerns about children and reporting such concerns if they arise.

The page helps the public and professionals to recognise and respond to concerns about the protection and safeguarding of children.

Protecting children - Resources

If you suspect a child or young person is being harmed or is at risk of harm you should contact the Tusla Social Work Department in the area the child lives in. You can report a concern in writing, in person, by phone or through the Tusla Child Protection and welfare portal.

Useful contacts

If you are worried about a child or young person: