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Responding to a Disclosure 21st of September 2022

September 21, 2022


The Child Protection Programme is delighted to partner with ASSC to pilot the provision of a half-day workshop in Dublin on Responding to a Disclosure to the youth work sector. Disclosure is a process where children/young people start to share their experiences of abuse or harm and it can take place over a period of time. It takes a lot of courage, and they need to have someone they can trust, who will believe them and get them help once they share this information. As a youth worker, a child/young person may come to view you as a trusted adult in their life and they may decide to disclose to you that they are experiencing harm or abuse. There are many ways in which a child/young person may disclose that they are experiencing harm. They disclose directly or indirectly through other indicators so it’s important we are able to recognise when we might be receiving a disclosure that something is wrong. This workshop is being run with a small number of participants so we can examine and role-play in small groups how you might recognise and respond to a disclosure from a child or young person. We are offering two opportunities to participate in these workshops; a morning workshop and an afternoon workshop. Please register your interest for the time that best suits you.


  • To provide a space to explore what is a disclosure. 
  • To understand and recognise when you receive a disclosure. 
  • To give participants an opportunity to explore how they receive a disclosure and how they respond to the child/young person who is disclosing. 
  • To explore the aftermath of a disclosure (reporting, supporting the child/young person, minding yourself). 


15 people per session




21st September 2022

Morning Workshop 10am – 1pm

Afternoon Workshop 2pm – 5pm


Youth workers, safeguarding officers, professionals and volunteers working directly with young people


Accompaniment Support Services for Children (ASSC) and NYCI’s Child Protection Programme


This registration is an expression of interest in attending one of the workshops on Responding to a Disclosure. This is not confirmation of your place. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. You will receive an email from us confirming that you have a place on the workshop and with further information about the event. There is a large demand for these workshops so we respectfully ask that you only register for yourself to attend and do not register your staff/whole teams.


If you do not receive this email from us you do not have a place. There is 15 places on each workshop and we cannot accommodate extra spaces once the event is booked out. However, we will be operating a waitlist and we will offer places to those on this list if they become available.



This workshop will be held in Communications Workers Union, 575/577 North Circular Road, Dublin 1, D01 TR53



If you are allocated a place for the workshop and can no longer attend please contact lauren@nyci.ie as soon as possible so that we can offer your place to someone on the waitlist.



We will be providing tea, coffee and light refreshments on the day.


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September 21, 2022
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