There will be 2 further briefing sessions for Laois Service Providers explaining the Roles and Responsibilities of the Mandated Person and DLP in April 2021 via Microsoft Teams.
If you are working in a childcare service in Laois and would like to take part in these sessions please email Sinead at with
Your email address
The Childcare Service you work in and
which session you would like to attend (Mandated Person, DLP or both)

I have outlined the content of the sessions below.
These sessions will be on:
1. Tuesday April 20th – Role of Mandated Persons – 3pm -4.30pm (Not Open to SAC Practitioners)
2. Thursday April 22nd – Role of DLP – 6.30pm – 8pm (Open to all Practitioners)

Session Outlines
Online Briefing Session – Mandated Person: – Tuesday 20th April 3pm – 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): Thursday 22nd April 6.30pm – 8pm
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.

If you have any queries on the above please do not hesitate to contact Sinead on 057 86 61029 or email

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