Dr. Katherine Zappone TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs has today announced commencement of all remaining provisions of the Children First Act, 2015

These include the provisions in relation to mandatory reporting of child abuse and in relation to placing a legal obligation on organisations providing services to children(which includes primary schools) to prepare and publish a Child Safeguarding Statement.

The Department of Education and Skills is to publish updated Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017

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