Supporting the youth work sector with child protection considerations during Covid-19 and its related control measures.
Youth work can be the source of safety and security for so many young people in Ireland. Covid-19 and its necessary control measures compound the challenges for vulnerable and at-risk young people.
The current situation:
- Signifies the disruption of a support network for many young people in Ireland
- Puts young people and families who are already vulnerable under stress
- Heightens the risk of abuse and neglect.
This can create confusion for the organisations that support these young people too. We are all working together to navigate these unprecedented circumstances, so the NYCI Child Protection Programme has put together some information to support the youth work sector to continue their commitment to child protection in their practice.