The HSE has a responsibility under Children First to ensure all staff and volunteers can recognise signs of child abuse and make a report to the Child and Family Agency (Tusla).
An Introduction to Children First’ training is mandatory for all HSE staff.
This includes staff that are:
- locum or visiting
It also includes students and volunteers.
The eLearning module lasts approximately one and a half hours.
How to book
An Introduction to Children First' is an eLearning module available on HSELanD
You can access HSELanD on a smartphone, tablet or PC.
Create a HSELanD account at https://www.hseland.ie/dash/Account/Login
If you have difficulty creating an account see http://www.hseland.ie/dash/Account/RegistrationHelp
If you're a volunteer, you can register for the training module at http://childrenfirst.hseland.ie
Find the training module on HSELanD by clicking on ‘my learning’ and typing 'children first' in the search box.
If you have difficulty accessing HSELanD contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You will get a certificate when you have successfully completed the module. You should forward this to your line manager.
You can re-take the module until you achieve the pass rate.
Your certificate is valid for 3 years. You can do refresher training after 3 years and you will get a new certificate.
If you have difficulty understanding the module contact the Children First team at email@example.com