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Legal Training for Child Protection and Welfare Practitioners

Trinity College Dublin

1 months
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Mason Hayes and Curran Solicitors in collaboration with the School of Social Work and Social Policy have developed the four part online Legal Training for Child Protection Practitioners course of Trinity College Dublin.


Course Structure & Content

The online course will be delivered over a four week period from the where learning materials are released each Monday and can be accessed by participants at a time convenient to them. These materials include videos, case examples, case law and topics for consideration / discussion.

The course will also consider the implications of new child protection legislation such as the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 and the Children First Act 2015.

Participants will be required to engage with the sessions in their own time by;

  • Accessing the online relevant audio/ video recordings, readings and links to relevant case examples
  • Maintaining a learning journal

Programme Structure

The course includes four sessions:

  • Legal Framework for Child Protection Practice in Ireland
  • Children’s Rights
  • The Voice of the Child in Court Proceedings
  • Fair Procedures and Parental Rights

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 1 months

Start dates & application deadlines


  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This online continuous professional development course is open to Allied Health Professionals within the scope of Child Protection and Welfare. This includes (but is not limited to) Social Workers, Social Care Workers, Family Support Workers and Public Health Nurses. 
  • Payment for the programme can be made via PayPal at the link below. Registration details facilitating access to the online module will be provided by Trinity College one week prior to the commencement of the course (subject to payment in full).

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