Following last year’s voluntary audit, NYCI’s Child Protection Programme is partnering with Tusla again to share the information and learning from the audit that will support the youth work sector to review and update your Child Safeguarding Statements and Risk Assessments, and your Child Protection Policies in line with the Children First Act 2015.
Following this briefing, we invite all youth work organisations to participate in an audit of their Child Safeguarding Statements and Risk Assessments. This is a valuable opportunity for youth work organisations to gain expert advice and feedback from Tusla on these important safeguarding documents and we hope you will attend and participate!
This is also a valuable opportunity for the youth work sector as a whole as NYCI’s Child Protection Programme will receive a report from Tusla outlining areas of non-compliance across the sector (with no identifying information) so we can develop the necessary supports to address these and support the sector with compliance to Children First, 2015.
We are inviting you to attend an online briefing from the Child Safeguarding Statement Compliance Unit (CSSCU) and the Children First Information & Advice Service (CFIAS) on Wednesday 1st of March 2023 @ 11am – 12.30pm. The briefing will look at:
Free of charge
Wednesday 1st of March, 2023
11am – 12.30pm
Online via Zoom
Tusla’s Child Safeguarding Statement Compliance Unit: The Tusla Child Safeguarding Statement Compliance Unit (CSSCU) is a dedicated Tusla department set up solely to manage the requirement for providers to have a Child Safeguarding Statement in place. Support and guidance documentation is available on the Tusla website to support providers to meet this requirement. Support and guidance can be accessed via the CSSCU Staff also. The unit is also responsible for operating and maintaining the Register of Non-Compliance under section 13 of the Children First Act 2015.
Tusla’s Children First Information & Advice Officers: The Child and Family Agency employs Children First Information and Advice Officers who are available to liaise with voluntary and community organisations and provide advice and guidance on Children First.
This webinar is being provided especially for youth organisations. Please ensure you only register if you can attend, and contact NYCI if this changes so we can give your place to somebody else.
We will use Zoom for the online webinar. All you need to join the session is a stable internet or data connection.
You will receive an email after sign-up asking you to register for the Zoom webinar so please complete this in order to receive the Zoom invite.
If the event is sold out, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org via email and ask to be put on the waitlist for any cancellations.
Attendees will be manually admitted to the Zoom webinar so please ensure that the username on Zoom is the same as your name that you registered for the webinar. This will help us check attendance quickly and efficiently and protect all participants’ privacy. You can find more about changing your Zoom username here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201363203-Customizing-your-Profile