1. Basic - “Seeing the Signs - An Introduction to Child Protection”
Duration - 1 Day
All individuals, whether they are Staff members, Sports coaches or volunteers acting
in a mentoring capacity, who have direct or indirect contact with children during
the course of their work or activities should complete Basic Level I training as
part of their introduction to the Child Protection Training Programmes. These sessions
will provide details of how to recognise child abuse and ensure that such individuals
are aware of how to respond to situations.
Understand the definitions and recognize the indicators of categories of child abuse.
Be aware & recognize the concepts of significant harm, thresholds of risk and indicators
of abuse .
Be confident in how to respond to indicators of abuse.
Be confident in reporting to the appropriate authority any concerns raised.
Be aware and understand the current legislation pertaining to all aspects of child
This course has been received Category One Approval by AN BORD ALTRANAIS. Any Registered
Nurse or Midwive undertaking this course shall be accredited with 6 ABA CEUs.
2. “It shouldn’t hurt to be a child...” - Children, Young People and Domestic Abuse
- The Influence and Implication of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Duration – 1 Day
There is no greater de-habilitating moment than when looking into the tear-filled
eyes of a child usually in the middle of the night who has just witnessed or heard
their parent being abused and violated by another who is supposed to love, care and
protect them, and when at that particular moment, all that child wants is help…
Have an awareness of violence and abuse against children within the family unit as
a Human Rights issue.
Understand the key Articles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in relation
to violence and abuse against children
Understand the ‘best interest’ principle in dealing with children and young people.
Understand the obligations and roles of different agencies from national right down
to local frontline services, within the overall framework of Convention on the Rights
of the Child.
How the Convention on the Rights of the Child has an impact on the services that
their particular agency provide.