The National Early Years Children First Programme, in conjunction with Tusla, have updated the Early Learning and Care, Child Safeguarding Statement Template and Information Sheet.
Early Learning and Care services are encouraged to read the information sheet prior to updating their Child Safeguarding Statement.
The Template has been updated in line with all relevant Legislation and Policy and has been approved, as a template, by the Child Safeguarding Statement Compliance Unit (CSSCU).
It is imperative that services follow all instructions on the Template and that they ensure that the risks that are identified and the policies that are named to mitigate risks are specific to their service.
This Template has been taken and updated from the publication ‘Developing a Child Safeguarding Statement; A Guide for Early Years Services in Ireland’. This document is also currently under review and we hope to publish the updated version in the coming months.
As always ELC services can refer to the relevant Tusla publications for support which can be found here.