Children First Legislation was enacted in November 2015.
The press release is available here: http://www.dcya.gov.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=3652
The legislation has been enacted but not yet commenced – this means that in the immediate term, there are no changes to child protection policy and practice. Current guidance is available on www.tusla.ie
A Children First Safeguarding Guidance document is expected to be published soon– this will outline the implications of the legislation as well as providing guidance to all organisations regarding their obligations.
The Children First Bill, as passed by both houses of the Oireachtas is available to view here: http://www.oireachtas.ie/documents/bills28/bills/2014/3014/b30c14d.pdf
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