As you know the Always Children First foundation level programme is not available however The Tusla Children First Information and Advice Officers have developed 2 online briefing session (outlined below) on the roles and responsibilities of mandated persons and roles and responsibilities of DLPs.  These sessions will be delivered on MS Teams.

Session Outlines

  • Online Briefing Session – Mandated Person: – 15th March 2.30 – 4.30pm

This session is aimed at mandated persons in Early Learning and Care services.  The session explains the roles and responsibilities of mandated persons under the Children First Act, 2015, including understanding legal obligations and making reports to Tusla.  Priority on this session should be given to mandated persons who may be new to their role or who require a refresher on the roles and responsibilities of mandated persons.  This session is not open to SAC practitioners as they are not mandated persons under the Children First Act 2015.

  • Online Briefing Session – Designated Liaison Person (DLP): 16th March 6.30pm – 8.30pm

This session is aimed at those in the DLP or Deputy DLP roles in ELC and SAC services.  This session will explore the roles and responsibilities of the DLP/DDLP.  THIS IS NOT DLP TRAINING. IT IS A BRIEFING SESSION ON THE RESPONSIBILITES ASSOCIATED WITH THE ROLE OF DLP/DDLP.

This session is particularly aimed at those who may be new to the DLP or DDLP role and have been unable to access training since their appointment.

All participants on these sessions must have completed the Tusla Always Children First eLearning programme.

As much as I would like to offer these on an unlimited basis, that is not possible at this time.  Places are limited and will be one per service.  Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you would like to book a place on one of the above sessions please email Sinead at with

Name of Participant:
Service Name/DCYA REF:
Email address of participant:
Which Session they would like to complete: Mandated Person session on 15th March (2.30pm – 4.30pm) or DLP Information Session on 16th March (6.30pm – 8.30pm)
Please confirm if they have completed the Tusla eLearning in the last 3 years.

If you have any queries on the above please contact Sinead at

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