Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency
Children First

Children First

The Children First Act 2015 is now fully commenced and mandatory reporting is now in place in Ireland. Our new Children First content provides information and guidance for Organisations and Individuals working with children and young People, Parents/Guardians, Children and Young People and the General Public.

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Let us introduce ourselves

The Child and Family Agency was established on the 1st January 2014 and is now the dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. It represents the most comprehensive reform of child protection, early intervention and family support services ever undertaken in Ireland. It is an ambitious move which brings together over 4,000 staff and an operational budget of over €750m.

WHAT WE DO

A new Children First E-Learning programme, which can be accessed by everyone, is now available. An Introduction to Children First (which can be accessed below) supports the revised Children First Guidance and advises of your responsibilities under the act.

OUR SERVICES

WORRIED ABOUT A CHILD

WORRIED ABOUT A CHILD

We all have a duty of care towards children & should be alert to the possibility that abuse may be taking place - Children First

WHAT IS ABUSE
CHANGE A LIFE

CHANGE A LIFE

Do you want to be a foster carer? Have you ever thought about opening up your home and your heart to a foster child?

BECOME A FOSTER CARER
PARENTING 24 SEVEN

PARENTING 24 SEVEN

Key messages on what works best for children and families at different stages of childhood and in different situations.

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Children first

Putting Children First

Putting Children First

Children First information for organisations and individuals working with children and young people, parents/guardians, children and young people and the general public

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Publications & Forms

Publications & Forms

Access to Children First Guidance, Legislation, Support Documents and Forms required to report a concern about a child or a retrospective allegation to Tusla.

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