Child Safeguarding Statement

2 July 2018

The Children First Act 2015 requires that organisations that are providers of relevant services prepare a Child Safeguarding Statement. The Department of Defence has prepared a Child Safeguarding Statement for use in Civil Defence. This statement has been prepared in line with the guidance issued by TUSLA.

The Child Safeguarding Statement is being made available to all members of Civil Defence. It should be publicly displayed in Civil Defence training centres and will be made available to parents, guardians, TUSLA and members of the public on request.

An updated Civil Defence Child Protection Policy is being finalized and will be issued in the coming weeks.