Children first national guidance for the protection and welfare of children

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136321
Title:
Children first national guidance for the protection and welfare of children
Authors:
Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Publisher:
Government Publications, Dublin
Issue Date:
Jun-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136321
Additional Links:
http://www.dcya.ie
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This edition of Children First supersedes all others and should be the only one in use. It is the reference point for practice detail. The aim of the Children First: National Guidance is to promote the safety and well-being of children. Parents and guardians have the primary responsibility for the care and protection of children. Many parents from time to time require support and help from the State in carrying out their parental role.This national guidance sets out the particular statutory responsibility of the HSE Children and Family Services and An Garda Síochána when they are alerted to concerns about the welfare and safety of a child. The broader group of health, educational and other professionals and organisations, including voluntary groups, whose work brings them into contact with children and families also have a responsibility to be aware of the signs, symptoms and possibilities of neglect and abuse. They need to share their concerns or seek advice from the HSE, make a formal report and cooperate in whatever way possible, including attending at meetings, in order to share information and contribute to good decision-making. In an emergency situation, the Gardaí should be informed of children at risk. The wider community of relatives, friends, and neighbours are well placed to be aware of a child’s welfare and need to know how to respond to ensure the most effective steps are taken to protect a child.
Keywords:
CHILDREN; CHILD PROTECTION
ISSN:
978-1-4064-2589-5
Sponsors:
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Children and Youth Affairsen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-19T11:33:18Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-19T11:33:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-06-
dc.identifier.issn978-1-4064-2589-5-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/136321-
dc.descriptionThis edition of Children First supersedes all others and should be the only one in use. It is the reference point for practice detail. The aim of the Children First: National Guidance is to promote the safety and well-being of children. Parents and guardians have the primary responsibility for the care and protection of children. Many parents from time to time require support and help from the State in carrying out their parental role.This national guidance sets out the particular statutory responsibility of the HSE Children and Family Services and An Garda Síochána when they are alerted to concerns about the welfare and safety of a child. The broader group of health, educational and other professionals and organisations, including voluntary groups, whose work brings them into contact with children and families also have a responsibility to be aware of the signs, symptoms and possibilities of neglect and abuse. They need to share their concerns or seek advice from the HSE, make a formal report and cooperate in whatever way possible, including attending at meetings, in order to share information and contribute to good decision-making. In an emergency situation, the Gardaí should be informed of children at risk. The wider community of relatives, friends, and neighbours are well placed to be aware of a child’s welfare and need to know how to respond to ensure the most effective steps are taken to protect a child.en
dc.description.sponsorshipMinister for Children and Youth Affairsen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherGovernment Publications, Dublinen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.dcya.ieen
dc.subjectCHILDRENen
dc.subjectCHILD PROTECTIONen
dc.titleChildren first national guidance for the protection and welfare of childrenen
dc.typeReporten
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