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Applications are now open for the ONLINE CPD Course in Legal Training for Child Protection and Welfare Practitioners offered by Mason Hayes & Curran and Trinity College Dublin.

Following the recent amendment to the Irish Constitution (Article 42A) and the introduction of a range of new Child Protection Legislation, such as the Children First Act 2015 and the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015, child protection practitioners have identified the need for further training to carry out their roles and responsibilities within the current legal framework.

In response to this, Mason Hayes & Curran in collaboration with the School of Social Work and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin are pleased to announce the latest ONLINE Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course in Legal Training for Child Protection and Welfare Practitioners. This four-week online course, commencing on 28th April 2020 at a cost of €200, is relevant to Allied Health Professionals within the scope of Child Protection and Welfare including Social Workers, Social Care Workers, Family Support Workers, Public Health Nurses and Gardaí. It will also be relevant to designated liaison persons, mandated persons and child safeguarding officers as described in the Children First Act 2015 as it provides an overview of the legal framework for child protection in Ireland.

Participants of the course will be able to access relevant and up to date online learning materials at their convenience over a four-week period from 28th April 2020. The online course includes videos, interactive presentations, case examples, case law, and discussion.

This online course provides 20 CPD credits for professionals associated with CORU.

Applications are now open, please click here for details.

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