Child Protection and Welfare


Please click on the link below to the Tusla website for information on:

- the newly revised Children First National Guidance 2017

- the Children First Act 2015, which has now fully commenced

- the online Child First e-learning module 


The Tusla website has very detailed information on many areas:

Worried about a child:

Publications and Forms:


Support Documents:


E- learning Children First Module:



Please note that the contact number for Duty Social Workers serving the Clare Area has now changed – please see details and link below.

Please amend all relevant policies that include this number and please inform all staff.

Tel: 061 588688

Making a Mandated Report Out of Hours

Mandated reporters can now access Tusla's emergency out-of-hours social work service. If you are a mandated reporter and wish to report a case of child harm to Tusla, you can contact our out-of-hours social work service on 0818 776 315 between 6pm and 6am every night and between 9am and 5pm on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.

If you cannot contact Tusla and have an immediate concern about the safety of a child, please contact An Garda Síochána.